I’m right where I want to be with my training right now. My legs really feel good and I’m having fun. I’ve had three great runs this week and I’m looking forward to the half this weekend. More on that below. First, here are the stats from this week so far:
10.0 miles/1:24:05/8:25 average pace
Hills/Track workout down in southwest Portland. It was FANTASTIC. I had a blast. I ran fast and felt really good. Here is how it went:
First, 4.5 mile run on Terwilliger hills @ 9:06 pace
Then, 6 x 800 m intervals with 400 m recoveries.
My times were:
3:12, 3:19, 3:14, 3:26, 3:20, 3:09
(3:17 average = 6:34 pace)
Finally, 1 mile cool down on the track in 9:35
12.0 miles/1:48:46/9:04 average pace
Springwater in the sunshine. Felt really easy.
I have another easy run on Saturday and then we head up to Seattle to run the Mercer Island Half Marathon. It’s supposed to be a really hilly course, so I’m not expecting a PR or anything like that. I kind of love running races with no expectations because if I run slow, no biggie, and if I run fast, yay! Whatevs! It’ll be a fun race no matter what. Zach is running it too, and we are staying with our friends up there so it’ll be a fun trip. I’ll update my blog asap with the results and some pics (since Zach is running too we’ll probably just have before/after pics).
I’ll end with a few pictures that Zach took last night at the track. He did a hard hill run and then watched me do my intervals and took a few photos.
Thanks for reading! Have a great weekend.