Half Marathon Training: Week Five

Monday, April 1, 2013

These weeks are flying by!  I feel like I've just typed one recap when it's suddenly time to do another.

Monday's run of 3 miles was good.  I had to take Mac to puppy class and I debated for about 20 minutes whether I should try to squeeze a run in before we went.  I finally just did it and had a whopping 5 minutes to get my stuff together and get him into the car.  At least today I know that I'll have time to get a run in if I don't waste so much time before hand.

Wednesday was this.

I was very tried on Thursday.  I think it was a combo of a longish run on Wednesday and staying up too late Wednesday night but I decided to put my run off until Friday.

I wasn't feel much better on Friday and for the first half of my run it felt like I was running with someone else's legs... and not in a good way.  But I eventually warmed up and worked on upping my speed in the last mile.      

Saturday's run, in comparison, was glorious.  It was close to 60 degrees and Alanna and I had found a perfect trail in Windham, NH.  There was a cool breeze and a warm sun.  For the first time all winter I was able to run in a t-shirt.  We completed our 8 miles and were completely happy doing it.

I do have a problem with my GPS though.  It is always about .2 miles behind Alanna's even though we start at the same time and run next to each other.  It also gave us split times that were different by about 30 seconds?!  We've decided to trust her's though and according to that we ran and almost perfectly steady 11:30 pace.

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  1. thats the rail trail i run on in derry!! it goes all the way to windhim, although i never got that far clearly :) sounds like youre doing great!

    1. I thought of you while I was out there! We didn't do much of the Derry side but I think we might check that out next week.

  2. Very nice! kinda unrelated to the post, but I'm thinking about adopting a retired racer Greyhound; what have been your experiences with getting a dog? Granted you have a puppy, but I'm just curious.

    1. Getting my dog was a great decision. It cost a bit up front (between adoption fees, vet exams, fixing, etc.) And the early puppy days of constant trips outside to the bathroom and crying in the middle of the night were a lot of work, but it has really started to balance out and I wouldn't change any of it! I do think I got lucky with a very mild mannered and happy puppy but I would highly recommend it!