Monday, January 17, 2011

Suzanne: Week 2 of Half Marathon Training

Officially completed week 1 of Fleet Feet's half marathon training!

Speed training on Thursday evening was a first for me. We did a 15 minute warm-up and then did fartleks - a 2 minute fast run, followed by a 2 minute slow run. It actually felt good to run hard knowing I was going to be able to rest a little after it but 2 minutes is no joke and a long time. We ended the workout with a 15 minute run back to the store. Felt good after the workout but was sore that night. Surprisingly woke up fine on Friday with no soreness. Very curious to see how speed training workouts will impact my running - we'll see.

Enjoyed my rest day on Friday and felt like I earned it. Saturday's long run was 7 miles. Again we started out in the dark but this time it was also foggy - fantastic. Got through the run fine but definitely need to start eating prior to my long runs as I kinda pushed myself to the limit on this one and was starving afterwards and at lunch. Felt fine last week when I didn't eat anything for 6 miles, but was a little drained after 7 miles this week. Was just too lazy to get up earlier to eat something - it's a bad habit of mine.

Here's the training program for this week:
Monday: 3.5 miles
Tuesday: cross-train
Wednesday: 3.5 miles
Thursday: speed workout
Friday: rest
Saturday: 8 miles
Sunday: cross-train

This week I also need to buy some new running shoes - I'm thinking something pink or purple.

Countdown - 3 weeks until the Davis Stampede half marathon and 8 weeks until the Shamrock half!

Happy Running,


  1. I love that we have big races on the same day. It is like you are helping keep me on track.

    Pink or purple shoes? Love it!! Pictures will be needed if/when you get the shoes!

  2. @FF - Yes, we're rooting each other on. I always get encouraged reading about everyone's training. Definitely will post photos of the new shoes...hoping to get those on Friday!

  3. Good to see teamwork happening here, and great to here that you have fartlek in your training. Highly recommended for half marathon training, feel free to use any of our advice for your training...

  4. Sounds like an awesome run! Great job! :0)


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