Half Marathon Training: Week 7

Posted on February 23, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized |

Remember how I was getting back on the horse this week? Well, I didn’t until Saturday. But I did it with a beautiful 10 mile run along the Hudson on Saturday. It’s no secret that we’ve had some crappy winter weather (like snow every three days…not that I’m counting) and Saturday was in the 50s and it felt like every single person in NYC was outside and it was great. It was a glimmer of hope that spring will be here….at some point.

I didn’t run with my Garmin because it wasn’t charged so I went with MapMyRun instead and honestly, it was kind of a better run because I didn’t look at my Garmin every two seconds. I’m thinking that maybe I should run the half without it. On Saturday, I’ve run faster than I’ve run the entire time I’ve been training with an average pace of 9:58. Almost all of my miles were under 10:00 except for 2 or 3. I’ll take it! If I can keep around that pace on race day then I will definitely beat my last half time. It was an encouraging run to say the least.

It and didn’t hurt that the views were gorgeous. Yes, that is real sunshine. And the Statue of Liberty if you look close enough.

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I am now heading off to a yoga class with a friend. Which is VERY needed after yesterday. Hello soreness. I plan to run 10 miles the next two weekends for my long runs before moving up to 11 and 12 before race day.

Onto week 8 feeling positive!

Stephanie

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