This could also be called Rock n Roll Half Training Week 9. But as I noted in my last blog update, I’m changing up my training to essentially focus on the Portland Marathon in October. I’m still training for the Rock n Roll Half as well as the Vancouver, USA Half but I’m incorporating those races into my training.
I’m also still 100% sure I’m going to be “racing” the Rock n Roll Half. Still trying to recover from being sick the last couple of weeks. I still have a few lingering effects and I don’t quite have my legs back yet. Going to be one of those race day decisions. If I’m feeling good I will go for it. Either way I will be looking at the Vancouver, USA Half Marathon as another PR attempt.
Tuesday: 6 miles, 53:17, 8:52 pace. I was supposed to go 9 miles today. As you can tell by my pace this was an agonizingly slow run for me. I bagged it in after 6 miles. Felt it was better to cut the run short rather than push beyond what I was ready for.
Thursday: 5.93 miles, 49:41, 8:22 pace. I hooked up with the Gresham Running Club tonight. Been wanting to check out a running club to see if it would be something I would be interested in. I had a good time. Lots of different running levels make up the group. I think this will be something I will do for the foreseeable future to see how it pans out. It will require me to juggle my schedule a bit as Thursdays are normally my speed work day.
Saturday: 7.01 miles, 55:59, 7:59 pace. Felt much better today. Did a nice 5 mile tempo sandwiched with a one mile warm up and cool down.
Sunday: 12.18 miles, 1:44:34, 8:35 pace. Good long run today on a gorgeously sunny day. I was out the door before 7:00 AM and it was still a little warm for how I was dressed. After my tempo run yesterday, followed by spending the afternoon doing yard work in old crappy shoes, my legs were a little tired today. But, it was still a good run.
Week totals; 31.13 miles, 4:23:31, 8:28 pace.
Overall a decent week. Miles were a little low from what I was supposed to run but better safe than sorry in the long run. Feel ready to go for next week as I’m supposed to get back up towards 40 miles.