A Simple Running Log

March 22, 2013

Training for 3/22/13

Filed under: Uncategorized — aschmid3 @ 6:07 pm

Still no training to report here. Lame, I know. But I have a plan!

I just filled in a calendar with Hal Higdon’s advanced half marathon training plan, with an end date of May 18, the St. Michaels Half Marathon.

I’m going for 1:35 again, so I’ll be doing all my pace runs at a 7:15/mile pace.

It starts tomorrow with three miles easy, and then Sunday is supposed to be a 90-minute long run, with the final quarter faster than the first three quarters. The long runs on this plan are set out by time, not distance. The longest ones are only two hours.

Mondays and Wednesdays are short easy runs and strength training. I asked Clark for his help on those days. I slacked off on the weight training this winter while training for Shamrock. Part of it was because it was always so cold in the attic, but part of it was also because even when I did do it, I’d let myself cut back on the number of reps or sets.

Clark would take my request seriously anyway, but now he’s really determined to kick my ass; he read a feature in this month’s Runner’s World on Steve Prefontaine, and now he’s inspired to help me run at Pre’s preferred pace — “suicide pace,” haha.

The rest of the weekend looks pretty quiet right now. I need to get a gift for a wedding next weekend, and there’s a NASCAR race Sunday, but that’s about it for plans outside of running.

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2 Comments »

  1. “The longest ones are only 2 hours.”

    You, my dear, are insane ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats on your PR in the Shamrock!!

    Comment by Laura A — March 23, 2013 @ 1:55 pm | Reply

    • Compared to the 20-milers, the two-hour runs have definitely earned “only” status. Thanks for the congrats! See you this weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

      Comment by aschmid3 — March 25, 2013 @ 3:20 pm | Reply


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