Welcome to the unofficial start of summer! Memorial day symbolizes that the long, cold winter is finally over and for those of us is New England this is a long awaited day. SL and I are heading to the beach for a little bit this morning then going to a house warming/BBQ at our friends’ new house. A nice little day.
The weekend started with a long run on Saturday morning with Mugsy. I have grown to long these long runs not just because I love hanging out with my friend but also because I have come to really enjoy longer distance runs. Who knew!
I am hoping that Mugs and I continue to meet up for longer run on weekends when we are both around. She been an awesome training buddy and has always been an awesome friend.
I was nervous about 10 miles because it would be a new PDR for me but Mugs and I both rocked our final long run on our training schedule. Here are my splits:
- Mile 1 – 8:41
- Mile 2 – 8:52
- Mile 3 – 9:13
- Mile 4 – 9:22
- Mile 5 – 9:27
- Mile 6 – 9:32
- Mile 7 – 9:47
- Mile 8 – 9:42 (negative split!)
- Mile 9 – 9:43
- Mile 10 – 9:51
I was pretty happy that all of my miles were under ten minutes. If I could keep this type of pace for the whole half marathon I would be ecstatic.
I can’t believe this is the final week of training before my first half marathon!! I plan on sticking to my training schedule to a tee. I feel like I am ready for the race and will be tapering this week with shorter runs.
Monday (today!): Rest. I am still a bit sore from Saturday’s long run
Tuesday: 4 mile run
Wednesday: 3 mile run or Spin
Thursday: 2 mile run
Friday: Rest, swim
Saturday: Rest and get my head in the game!
Sunday: Twin Lobster Half Marathon!
I’d love to find time for yoga this week but I’m busy almost every night after work with friends. Still riding that engagement high!!