The Come Back

It’s been a while since I’ve faithfully followed a training schedule (try 2 years), but dare I say it? These past four weeks have been ticking off like clockwork. With the exception of 2 tempo runs, I’ve hit every single run, and hit the paces right on the nose. Am I surprised? Hell yeah! I was really expecting much worse… like much, much worse. Like, not even being able to run a mile kinda worse. But my body is really surprising me during this training cycle. I’m learning to not underestimate my body and to try to push myself beyond what I think I’m capable of doing.

With that said, here’s a quick recap of what’s been done so far!

Week 1
4x400m @ 10:32
3mi long run @ 12:39

Week 2
3x800m @ 10:56
3mi tempo @ 11:45
5mi  long run @ 12:33

Week 3
2×1600 @ 11:20
6.2mi long run (Camp Pendleton Mud Run)

Week 4
6x400m @ 10:32
5mi tempo @ 11:31
4 mi long run @ 12:23

My time goals are based on running a 2:37 half, which would be about a 2 minute PR for me. But my REAL goal is to hit a sub-2:30 half, which is what I’ll be aiming for after this 10 week cycle is up. Here’s hoping to an injury-free summer! =)

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About Sheryl

New mama, runner on the mend, crafter, DIYer, Harry Potter fanatic, dreamer, coffee guzzler, rescue mom to 3 crazy pups.

6 thoughts on “The Come Back

  1. You go girl! I am looking forward to starting my half marathon training schedule for a half I have scheduled in October. I’m looking to just be able to run three fourths of it at this point, but maybe I’ll surprise myself like you did! Keep it up!!

  2. @Kerry – Thank you! =) Seriously, your body can do so much more than you think! Don’t underestimate it and keep pushing! You’ll amaze yourself (=

  3. Sheryl. I’m new to your blog. I just came across it and your about section made my heart melt and struck a chord with me. I would love to talk you more about and how’d we love to spot light you on our blog we are launching soon. can you email me Cheers!

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