Monday, March 28, 2011

Suzanne: Feeling Better and 5 Weeks Until the Next Half Marathon

Happy to report that I'm finally feeling better! I was bummed on Sunday that I missed running the Oakland half but I know I made the right decision (thanks to those that sent messages of support). Yesterday, I was finally able to get my first run in after being sick all week. I kept procrastinating all weekend long about running - finding any excuse (even doing house chores) to not run. I think I was scared that being off a week meant I lost all my training that I'd worked so hard to build up? I've decided that running and training can make a person crazy - ha!

Well, the good news is that the run went well and 4.5 miles later I felt great. I decided to stop at 4.5 miles as I didn't want to overdo it (something I naturally will do if I let myself). Still coughed here and there but my lungs and legs felt strong which was encouraging. Oh, and I'll admit...when I'm really dreading a run the one person that makes a run enjoyable for me is....yes, Britney Spears! Her music is great to workout to.

This week marks 5 weeks out from the Parkway Half Marathon on Saturday, April 30th. The countdown begins!

Here's my training plan this week:
Monday: 4.5 miles
Tuesday: cross-training
Wednesday: 4 miles
Thursday: speed training (4-6 miles)
Friday: cross-training
Saturday: 8-10 miles (long run)
Sunday: rest or hot yoga

Signed up to continue training with the Fleet Feet running group as the Saturday long runs were great - gets the run out of the way early and makes you accountable.

Happy Running,


  1. "Womanizer" is on my 5K song list! :) I've had the cold/flu that's going around in two different variations for the past 4's a tough one! Glad you're feeling better!

  2. Looks like a great training schedule. Good luck

  3. Ha! Britney is ALWAYS on my play list. Her songs seem to work so naturally with my pace!

  4. @Jennifer - yes, "womanizer" is a favorite of mine too! Sorry to hear you've been under the weather too...hope you get better soon. I still have a lingering cough but hopefully that will disappear sometime.

    @Chris - thanks!

    @FF - I have a fair amount of Britney on my ipod and running playlists overall. I just for some reason run really well listening to her. :-)


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