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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