Training: Blizzards, 800s and a Half Marathon
Last week I tapered and got ready for the Shamrock half marathon. While it wasn’t my primary goal race (The April Fools half in Atlantic City is), I still wanted to do well. The weather forecast changed multiple times from might rain, to definitely raining, to wintery mix. Basically the same as last year.
|Tuesday:||5X800s (6:11, 6:07, 6:05, 6:03, 6:00)|
|Saturday:||60 minutes easy|
|Sunday:||Shamrock Half Marathon (1:26.50)|
Workouts: 5X800s (6:11, 6:07, 6:05, 6:03, 6:00)
I’m always the least motivated to do short workouts. Tuesday was no exception. As most people know the Northeast had a significant snow storm that closed most things down that day. I had no interest slipping around on ice with a regular run, let alone workout.
While the goal was to run 6:00 for the 800s, I was happy for getting the workout in and on a treadmill.
The rest of the runs were easy and in the cold. I am ready for Spring!
Shamrock Half Marathon:
I’ll have more about this later in the week. I ran a 1:26.50, which is exactly the same time as last year. The conditions were not ideal, and throughout the race it rained, sleeted and hailed as well as a severe headwind. It would be a lie to say I’m “happy” with the time because I know I’m in better fitness shape. I am also tired of running in inclement weather.
While the race time is the same, it was an entirely different race from last year. Last year, I took it out fast and crashed. This year I ran smart for the first few miles, and my last mile was a 6:11.
While I know Shamrock was not a goal race, I was hoping to be faster than a 1:26.
Questions for you:
Have you raced in inclement weather?
What was your best workout of the week?