Here we are, two weeks into training for the Space Coast Half, and I’ve already ditched my training plan. I started feeling pretty uneasy about back-to-back hard workouts with so few easy miles, so mid-week 2 I moved to a plan via Runner’s World Smart Coach program.
M: Easy 3
W: 3 mi Tempo
S: 7 mi
The first week went pretty well. Thursday’s track session got rained out by one of our famous southern afternoon thunderstorms, but I hit the prescribed paces pretty well and was happy with my first ever tempo run on Tuesday.
We’ve been running our long runs on a new route, and its a tiny bit hilly.
M: Easy 3
T: 3.1 mi tempo
Rest Easy 3
S: 8 mi
I started the week strong, using the Crime Prevention 5K Tuesday night for my tempo run.
I ran the same race last year, and its what convinced me to go see Dr. Justin. According to my watch, this one was a 5K PR by about a second, but since the official time is a gun time, it’s going to stay unofficial.
Time (official): 43:23 (43:13 Garmin)
But when Wednesday rolled around, I was in no shape for track intervals. My right IT is giving me a little problem, and I don’t want any repeats of what happened at my first half. So I
whined to people consulted my experts and made the switch. Winston approved.
Saturday morning’s long run was super humid. By the end of the run I literally looked like I had jumped in the Bay fully clothed. I could wring water/sweat out of my Nike Tempo shorts. It was ridiculous, and I compensated by dropping the run interval of my run/walk down 30 seconds. Sure, my pace was just under a minute more than what I was shooting for, but I didn’t die from heat stroke.
And that was a good thing because I was hosting my sister’s baby shower that afternoon. I folded tissue paper and glued glitter to things for months preparing for this.
Pinterest would’ve been jealous. All the decorating wore Roxie out.
I can’t wait to meet my niece in October!