Thursday, March 8, 2012

Good Run, Bad Run

I'm on week 2 of 13 weeks of training for a half marathon in May.

My first run of the week was a speed workout and I absolutely wimped out. I was supposed to do 2x1200 and 4x800. Translation: Two 1200 meter distances followed by four 800 meter distances at my 5K pace with a two minute rest in between each distance. 

I knew I was tired in the middle of my first 1200. The kind of tired where I can easily make excuses for stopping early. I had every best intention of finishing the workout, but all of the other things I could have been doing were rolling around in my head. So, I didn't do the last two 800's. I gave up. 

Thankfully, my tempo run was a different story. The warmer weather in the middle of the week was just what I needed to keep my legs going. This run started with an easy mile warm up, then two miles fast, another mile easy, two more fast miles and finally, a one mile cool down for a total of 7 miles. It was a lot to do in the middle of the week, but because it's helping me reach my goals for future marathon training, I had to do it. 

Hopefully, next week will be Good Run, Good Run. 

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