Half in a Month & Week In Review

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Wish me luck! I signed up for the Harbor Lights Half Marathon on November 22. That means I have 19 days left to train! The good news is that I have a good mileage base built up. I've been running between 20-30 miles per week for a long time. The epic news is there is a 'pie stop' during the race. That's right, they are handing out little mini pumpkin pies to keep you going. And there is beer at the end, which is always a win.

The bad news is my longest run the past 6 months is only 8 miles long. I would love to PR this race but I am not sure if I will have the endurance to stay with it the last few miles. My plan is to get three 'long' runs in before race day and hope for the best. I know (Lord willing) that I can finish, but I'm not really sure if I can keep my goal pace for the duration. 

This is my 'pain' face on September 25th. This was my first run back on shore after my deployment. I was already thinking of running the Half, so in many ways this was my first training run.

Here's my week in review:

Monday: 6.24 miles at 7:46 pace
Tuesday: Weights for an hour, chest and some biceps
Wednesday: 8 miles at 8:27 pace
Thursday: 5 miles at 7:59 pace, 50 pull-ups and 50 push-ups
Friday: 5 miles at 7:45 pace, 35 pull-ups, 50 push-ups
Saturday: 5 miles at 8:12 pace 65 pull-ups, beer, pizza and some Halloween candy
Sunday: Rest!

Total miles for the week: 29.24
Total miles for October: 101
Average October pace: 8:01

I didn't get any photos this week during my workouts so here is me on 'rest' day; Sunday morning enjoying some coffee.

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