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Half Marathon Training Week Eight (7/29/2010) Speedwork

Thursday, July 29, 2010

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

Today's stats:

Early Evening
Clear skies
83 degrees
52% humidity
wind E 4 mph
62F dewpoint


10:45 ap

3x1600 @ 10-ish ap (see splits)
6 miles total inc w/u c/d
11:14 ap
Time 1:07:21
592 calories burned
154 av bpm HR

1) 12:42 (133)
2) 9:29 (164) new MM (Magic Mile)
3) 12:25 (149)
4) 10:37 (151) 1600 #2
5) 10:19 (165) 1600 #3
6) 12:36 (164)

Shoe mileage: 329 miles

In all honesty I don't think my legs were ready for Speedwork after the Bix last Saturday and I could feel it. You may not tell by looking at my magic mile, but it took alot of effort to get that number. Kelley is going to take that time and refigure my HM training times. I am okay with that.

My hubby just got home from the Oshkosh Airshow so I am going to cut this short so I can visit with him. My next run is a quick 3 mile EASY recovery run tomorrow and then a 5 mile long run Sunday as this is cutback week.

Until then...


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    Here comes another emoticon-free comment from Melancholy Mike.

    Sorry I've been so busy this week that I haven't been paying much attention to my friend feed. I would have advised you to run your miles easy last night. After your half, you will need to do so for weeks. Very easy recovery pace runs. Your coach should not have asked you to do this time-trial, and should have told you to run easy tonight since she knew you raced the Bix.

    That said, plugging your mile result into Mcmillan, it indicates easy runs at 12:45 to 13:15 and long runs from 12:45 to 13:45. In other words, where you've been running the past couple of weeks.
    3907 days ago
    I'm in awe!! How awesome!! :D emoticon
    3907 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1425027
    You know, with your repetition of train to race, not race to train, its slowing becoming my mantra, too! (Hope you dont mind!)

    Keep on truckin!!!
    3907 days ago
  • JEM0622
    WTG on the magic mile! Sweet! Already planning your next shoe purchase, I see? ;)
    3907 days ago
    Laurie you have come so far. I love the HR even with that MM that is so awesome.
    3907 days ago
    Great Magic Mile!! I live very close to Oshkosh so next time you'll have to go with your hubby and come hang out with me.
    3908 days ago
  • 69NURSE
    WOW, impressive!! Good luck with your goals. I know you will be successful. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3908 days ago
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