Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Bayshore Half Training: It's On!

I'm considering myself "officially" in training for the Bayshore Half Marathon.  It's still something like 19 weeks away, so the training is pretty minimal, but it's on my calendar and is training nonetheless.  According to DM, I logged 57 miles this week - granted, they were mostly on the bike - but they are miles!

Here was the week:

Monday 1/14/13 - Bike: 10 miles in 45 minutes (substitute for the 4 mile run on my schedule), plus stretching and rolling.

Tuesday 1/15/13 - Walk: 3 miles in 45 minutes

Wednesday 1/16/13 - Run: 3.2 miles (1/2 mile warm up then 2.68 miles in 29 minutes - 11 m/m pace).  My plan says I'm supposed to run 11:21 m/m this week but try as I could, I couldn't get down that slow - after more than a week off, my legs wanted to MOVE.

Thursday 1/17/13 - Bike: spin class, 16 miles in 45 minutes.

Friday 1/18/13 - Strength: 30 minutes using 3 separate Gorilla App workouts; Bike: 7 miles in 30 minutes.

Saturday 1/19/13 - Run: "long" run of 4 miles in 43:41.  Again, I completely blew my pace - averaged a good 30 sec per mile faster than my plan, but it felt good and I had basically no ankle/arch/shin pain.  I'm hoping this trend continues.

Sunday 1/20/13 - Bike: Today was the day of the Tinkerbell Half out in California.  I'd planned on taking a rest day, but watching all the tweets this morning made me want to do SOMETHING, so I decided to bike a half mary.  Biked 13.1 miles in 57 minutes.  It wasn't nearly as fun as running Tink would have been, but it was better than nothing.

So, my first week of half training I only logged about 5.7 miles of running.  Not ideal, but it's a start.  The key is for the run numbers to rise without any new or revisited aches and pains.

Did any of my readers run Tink this past weekend?  How was it?  It was my first Disney race last year and I LOVED it - it even still stands as my slowest half ever, but one of the most run races I've ever run.