Half Marathon Training Week 5

I did a lot of switching around of runs this week but ended up only coming out 1 mile short than my training schedule says. Not too shabby!! I am also considering switching up my running days a bit so I don’t run 4 days in a row because my legs are DEAD on that 4th day! Here’s the recap:

Monday: strength training

Tuesday: speed work, 8X400 with 90 sec RI- 4 miles

Wednesday: strength training

Thursday: Long run- 8 miles

Friday- 3 miles recovery

Saturday- 4 miles

Sunday- 5 miles

Total- 24 miles!!

My 5 miler today was ok. Since it was my 4th day of running in a row, my legs were super tired and felt that way the entire run. Not to mention, this run had a large amount of hills. I did 5 miles at a 10:25 pace and was actually surprised it wasn’t slower!! I think I am going to switch up my Fridays and Saturdays to give me only 3 running days in a row. I am super happy my total mileage for the week is 24!

Today I’ve been doing school work and now and heading to my parents house to visit with them and my grandparents! Yay! Love family time:)


  1. You're a running machine! :)

  2. I definitely think it's a good idea to give your legs a break...mix up those running days with some rest days...your legs will feel much better!

  3. Good job mixing it up! You are going to rock this half! :)

  4. That sounds like a great week! I totally agree. I don't do good 4 days in a row either. 3 is my limit.

  5. you go girl!!! :)

  6. Keep up the good work!

  7. Wow, that looks like such an awesome week! Glad you had a good one!