Pittsburgh Half Marathon Training – Week 5

To say Week 5 went better than last would be an understatement. I think all of your positive comments on last week’s post really motivated me! So – Thank you to everyone who encouraged me! My coach sent me this quote this week…

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Monday – Rest

By default.. had my first Math class & let’s just say I have a feeling I’ll be teaching myself this semester.

Tuesday – 4×800 repeats @ Interval pace

I wasn’t sure how speedwork was gonna go since I hadn’t run in a week! 1 mile warm up (I really need to find a better speed than fast for warm-ups) then my repeats & a mile cool down. This went way better than expected! I ran with Jenn & we rocked it! I realized by the end of the workout that I had gotten 5 miles in! I was SO excited because I’ve never gotten in that many miles on a workout night.

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Wednesday Rest

More school.

Thursday – 4 miles

I met up with the girls & got in 4 miles around town. I always enjoy our Thursday night runs 🙂 Before I left, I got this “Challenge ALS” long sleeve tech tee in the mail! I’m so excited to be a charity runner for ALS this year. They truly show you some awesome support!

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Friday – Rest

Saturday – Long run, 8 miles

Our group left from Schenley Park & it was freezing! It was supposed to warm up whenever the sun came up. This run was HILLY! I know it’s important to practice hilly courses, but UGH – it sucks haha. But, come the Pittsburgh Half, I hope that I’ll be better prepared. Well, the sun came out & I got hot! At the water stop, I wanted to take a layer off, but after standing around for a few minutes, I’m glad I didn’t since when we got started again we were running straight into the wind. This ended up being a good run despite the hills!

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Sunday  – Yoga

I’m a little sore from yesterday’s run, so today I’m going to make sure I do some stretches.

Week 5 was fantastic! I hope next week goes just as well. How did everyone else’s week go?

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2 thoughts on “Pittsburgh Half Marathon Training – Week 5

  1. Steffany R. says:

    Great job this week! That speed workout is only going to make you stronger. You are having a great training cycle so far!

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