Half Training: Week 6

Week 6, also known as The Week That Sucked.

Wednesday hill training with the Fleet Feet training group
Wednesday hill training with the Fleet Feet training group

Short, but lovely Thursday run near Lake Washington
Short, but lovely Friday run near Lake Washington

Short, but lovely Thursday run near Lake Washington
Short, but lovely Friday run near Lake Washington

On the University Bridge during Saturday's 8 mile run
On the University Bridge during Saturday’s 8 mile run

View from the University Bridge during Saturday's 8 mile run
View from the University Bridge during Saturday’s 8 mile run

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Half Training: Week 4

“There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory.”
—Unknown


I’ve been a bit annoyed with my best friend’s lack of motivation lately. She has signed up for both the RnR Portland 10K as well as the RnR Seattle Half Marathon, but the most she has run so far is 3 miles. I think she’s underestimating the events, and it’s kinda ticking me off. Since our schedules don’t match, and she’s not signed up for the Fleet Feet training program, we don’t get to run together often. When she finally finds the time for physical activity, she’d run 2 miles max or walk a few miles with her fiancé. And don’t get me started on bad/cold weather—she wants none of that. I just hope she doesn’t become too overwhelmed by the distance after the 10K and give up the Half.

Anyway, on to the main topic… Week 4 in pictures:

Thursday sunset run
Thursday sunset run

Wednesday rainy day hill
Wet, but energized Saturday morning run with group

Pretty flowers along the course
Had to stop for pretty flowers. I love spring!

Nova Lox bagel post-run
Delish Nova Lox bagel post-run

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Beginning Hal Higdon’s Novice Half Marathon Training Program

I love running outdoors. It was a bit misty because of the fog, but wonderful.

I’m worried about the rainy season, because I don’t know if I can survive running 3+ miles on a treadmill. How do people do it? It’s just so… boring. Plus, my gym has a 30 minute limit on their cardio machines, so I’d probably have to start & stop many times. Boo. Not looking forward to that.

Anyway, I am starting Hal Higdon’s Novice Half Marathon Training Program this week. I was supposed to run 3 miles yesterday, but because I got to the gym too late, I only did 1 on the treaddreadmill before boot camp started. Today I was supposed to run 2 miles (or cross train), but I ran 3. I’m missing 1 mile, but I think I’m okay, it’s only the beginning, am I right?! 😛

Thursday I will need to run another 3 and then Sunday will be my longest run, of 4 miles… I’m excited. I hope the weather stays like this for a little while longer!