Last week was my best week of training in the previous 2 years, but any week that brings you new PR is a good week.
Anyway, my log from the week is relatively simple.
|Monday:||6ish mile hike in Jockey Hollow park|
|Tuesday:||6x800s (5:58 pace) with 400 jog in between warmup/cooldown total miles 10|
|Wednesday:||Easy 60/ART with Dr. Kemenosh|
|Thursday:||Rest+Travel to Pheonix|
|Friday:||60-minute shakeout run|
|Saturday;||Phoenix Half Marathon 1:22.03|
|Sunday:||Easy 45 minute shakeout|
Workout: 6X800s (5:58 pace)
My body was relatively tired from racing the Saturday before. Ultimately I decided it was better to do the workout on tired legs and have an extra day of easy running/rest before Phoenix. I’m glad I made that choice, and it was still a good workout.
Phoenix Half Marathon: 1:22.03
I PRed. I have a self-reflected a lot about this race as it’s my first PR in two years. I took the race out fast, and my first mile was on PR pace of 6:22. Most of the mile were well below and ranged from 6:09-6:18. The final two miles were more gritty, and I was fighting for time, weaving through 10kers (6:26).
When I looked back at my full marathon a few years ago, I realize that the first half of the full was very much downhill while the second half and the half marathon course levels off. It is a much easier course than my previous PR in Carlsbad. However, I am also in better fitness. I crossed the finish line, knowing, there was nothing more I could give that day. It was a day that everything aligned with travel going well, fitness, and even the weather being pretty much ideal.
Now, I’m just enjoying Phoenix for a couple of days and then heading back to NJ.
Posts of the Week:
Questions for you:
When was your last PR?
How was your week of training?