This week has been a cut back week. It’s been nice because I’ve been busy and waking up at 5:15 daily to run has not appealed to me. That being said the week went exactly as planned and today is the Atlantic City half marathon.
|Thursday||11.7||Tempo with Tim Overall 7:24|
After logging my first 80 mile week in a while, 60 miles feels a lot lighter. I felt good during all of these runs. Tuesday’s run was easy and untimed. Wednesday was also uneventful.
The tempo on Thursday I ran with Tim. I almost never run my “harder” runs with anyone because I like to focus on myself. I also don’t like to run with people when I do worry about that pace. It doesn’t make the run (in my opinion) as enjoyable. I was really tired and didn’t think I would get out the door if I did not ask if he wanted to run with me. (I was lucky he had the day off actually). I’m glad I did make it out the door and the run felt good. Those runs are the ones I know give me confidence for a good race. I hate the hour before but after I feel 10 times better.
I posted this is on my facebook page, but this is truly what I felt like after mile 5. HA!
I would normally like a faster overall pace (going into this half) but I also take into account I was talking through a good portion.
I did an easy, untimed six yesterday and today (Sunday) is the Atlantic City half marathon. It’s hard for me to believe it’s time to go.
This is rather short training post because I have less runs to talk about.
Questions for you:
Are you racing this weekend?
Good luck to everyone doing Cherry Blossum. Maybe next year for me.
What is your biggest confidence booster run?
Good luck on your race! Can’t wait to read about it afterwards.
Good luck today! I can’t wait to hear how it went! No runs for me, and I’m starting to dread the elliptical… But I am definitely feeling better, so hopefully a run will be in the cards for me soon!
Good luck today on the half! I can’t wait to hear about it!!!!
Good luck with your half, although I’m sure you’re done by now since it’s after 12 (gah, my concept of time is so off). I hope it went well for you and glad you had a solid training week even if it was a cutback week. I agree that early wake ups do get old sometimes :(.
Good luck today!
Great job on your half!! You are such an inspiration, Hollie.
I ran Cherry Blossom, I am pretty sure I set a new PR but my results aren’t coming up. I’m not sure if I had a bad timing chip…grr
Awesome JOb on your half! I always love reading your running blog
Awe thank you! That really means a lot 🙂
Can’t wait to hear about the Atlantic City half! I am doing the DC half in a couple of weeks and I can’t wait.
I think for me a confidence booster would be when a long run feels easy. I can’t wait to hear about your race today! I saw the results on Twitter, congratulations!!!!
Thank you so much Rachel! I agree that when a run in training feels much easier than expected, it’s such a huge confidence booster!
That pic is adorable! I’m behind on reading blogs obvs, so I know how your race went, congrats again!
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