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Half Marathon Training Week Six (7/15/2010) 6 miles Tempo

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ya, I can run faster but I choose to ~TRAIN TO RACE NOT RACE TO TRAIN~

Today's stats:

Clear skies
84 degrees
wind NW 10 MPH
52% humidity
61F dewpoint

Tempo Run
6 miles
w/u 1 mi, 4 miles Tempo 11:58 AV, cool 1 mi

2 mi w/u
3 miles Tempo
1 mile cool
Time 1:09:46 (no intervals)
11:38 AP
586 calories burned
153 av bpm HR
168 max bpm HR

1) 12:34 (141)
2) 12:45 (145)
3) 10:28 (150)
4) 10:52 (162)
5) 10:43 (160)
6) 12:18 (158)

Shoe mileage: 287 miles

Simply put, tonight was a Tempo run and Kelley had us take it to 3 miles as opposed to 4 so I made up the difference with some easy miles. As you can see my actual AP was about a minute faster than the plan and Kelley decided its time next week for a 1 mile time trial to see where we are in our training. So I have a feeling our times will be adjusted accordingly. Its suppose to really heat up here next week so she thinks she will keep our track work not much more than the warmup, time trial and then of sourse cool down.

That is about all for this exciting installment as I am tired and not very talkative. I have an easy recovery run tomorrow followed by a 9 mile long run Sunday to make a 20 mile week. Woot!

Until then...


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    Okay are you doing every run including tempo walk/run?
    3921 days ago
    Good Job!!!!!
    3921 days ago
    Looking good! I predict you'll be smokin' in your time trial (and not just from the heat)!
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    3922 days ago
    Grabbed this from your 5K back in March:

    165 av bpm HR 177 max bpm HR
    M1: 10:55 M2: 10:59 M3: 11:09 M4: 10:43

    So you just ran a tempo run faster than that race, in god only knows how much hotter conditions, while staying 10 beats lower on HR, without intervals. That's pretty hawt.
    3922 days ago
    Great job....excellent times. I enjoy your training blogs....very inspirational. Happy almost Friday!!
    3922 days ago
    Great job!! I just started running January and did my first 5K in April. I've done a few more since then, and want to try for a 10K in the fall. I'd LOVE to do a half marathon, so I find your blog very inspiring.

    Keep up the great work!!
    3922 days ago
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