PrePlattsburgh (Half Marathon) Workouts:
If I didn’t say it 100 times already, today I raced my second half marathon of the year (today…Sunday). The first was last month. This particular race, my coach wanted me to try keeping my workouts the same until Friday and Saturday. I tend to run the best on high mileage weeks. So this was my taper series for this race (mostly normal runs for a while)
4X1 Mile repeats: The goal was between 6:00-6:15. My average time was 6:07. I didn’t even feel that great and was honestly a bit frustrated. My legs felt heavy and the workout itself just made me grumpy.
Cooldown/warmup 6.7 miles easy. Total: 10.8 m
AM: 6.3 at 8:00 min pace. I hit that goal pace perfectly. I don’t know why
PM: 6.3 UPtempo at 7:15 pace. This was a glorious run for me because I felt so good running it, and it just felt easy and natural. Apparently speedy runs that aren’t quite tempo runs are called Uptempo runs…I just call them running quickly…
Wednesday: 10 miles easy
AM: 4.1 miles easy
PM: 6.3 tempo at 6:36 pace. Incase I fail to mention about my tempo runs, I never have a goal really I just kind of run fast and time it. That is the extent of my speed workouts. They are done without garmins and they are done by still how I feel. I don’t say 6 miles at 6:30 pace. Way to get me nerve racked.
Friday (off…I would also like to say I ate upwards of 4000 calories today and don’t regret it).
Saturday: 8.2 Shakeout EASY
Sunday: Plattsburgh Half (I ran this in 1:27.19…I’m happy with it and I’ll post a race recap sometime this week)
Total 65 miles
This sort of taper was somewhat nerve racking for me. Seeing as really, though I did cut my miles, I didn’t cut until Thursday! My coach reminded me (constantly) that that is all I really needed since my body had run so many miles prior that this was a huge deal for it. Okay okay. It obviously worked out well since I PRed!
Question for you:
How were your workouts this week?
Do you run with a garmin?