Sunday, Jan 1st – Happy New Year!!
I am registered for a ½ marathon in mid-March and 5 x 5K run on April 1st.
I wanted to try and average 8min/mile for the ½ marathon, but with my back problems and this lingering cold, I am hoping to just finish the race under 2hrs. I am going to do a few fall marathons and hopefully I will be able to train to achieve 8min/mile!
As for the 5 x 5Ks, my plan right now is to try and be consistent throughout and possible get a best time. My goal times will solidify once we get closer to the race and after I do a 3 x 3K training run with a 10min break in between.
Monday, Jan 2nd – 1st run of the new year! 3.10miles in 27:15.
Mile 1 – 8:54
Mile 2 – 8:44
Mile 3 – 8:43
0.1miles @ 8:47
Tuesday, Jan 3rd – MRI day! I have had an MRI on my head when my migraines changed and they thought I might have a pituitary gland tumor, so I wasn’t too worried about feeling claustrophobic. This test was different. It was really loud and I did start to feel a little uncomfortable. Hopefully, this will be my last one! My follow up appointment to go over the results is on the 10th.
I did walk Molly in the afternoon – 2.0 miles in 38:29. After, I did my back exercise, abs, and I have added in arms with my 10lb weights. My arms are getting a little flabby :)
Wednesday, Jan 4th – 3.76mile run in 32:37. I was trying to increase my mileage, but the lingering congestion is still bothering me and I have a hard time breathing. I did a cool down walk with Molly - 0.53miles in 9:16 and then back exercise, abs, and arms.
Mile 1 – 8:51
Mile 2 – 8:38
Mile 3 – 8:33
0.76 miles @ 8:42 pace
Thursday, Jan 5th – 2.04mile walk with Molly in 39:03, followed by back, abs, and arm work.
Friday, Jan 6th – 2.12mile walk with Molly in 38:35 (trying to pick up the pace!), followed by back and arm work.
Saturday, Jan 7th – 7.01mile run in 1:03.28! It wasn’t pretty since I felt out of breath a lot, but I did it and it is going to be hard work getting back up to marathon condition!
Mile 1 – 9:01
Mile 2 – 8:51
Mile 3 – 8:52
Mile 4 – 8:43
0.5 miles at a pace of 8:53
0.12 miles walk break (2min)
0.8 miles at 8:51
0.06 miles walk break (1min)
0.52 miles at 8:44
1 mile at 8:49
It was hard, but I am happy with it!
Sunday, Jan 8th – Easy stroll with Molly. 2.04miles in 41min.