Monday, April 5, 2010

Halfway

I finished off week eight of my training for the Madison Marathon - eight weeks to go! It felt good to turn to the second page of my training schedule. Last week was another pretty solid week:

Monday: 3 miles easy (no tempo run this week - I figured my 8K race on Sunday was tempo enough).
Tuesday: 1 hr kettlebells
Wednesday: 800 m. swim, 5 miles speedwork
Saturday: 18 miles
Sunday: 30 min yoga

My long run was tough this week. I tried to outsmart the gale force winds by doing a 3.6 mile loop, 7.4 mile loop, the 3.6 again, and then a 3 mile out and back. It didn't work. The wind smacked me around. But it could be windy on race day. And now I'll be ready. Have a great week!

17 comments:

I Run for Fun said...

Great week! You are going strong. Winds are really tough...but perfect in training...now you'll be ready for anything.

Marlene said...

Wind is no fun, but it will definitely make us stronger. And you're right, race day could be windy. Awesome job completing the first half of your training!

Lorian said...

Great job! I think I would rather run in rain than wind! I don't know what it is about wind, but it is so annoying!

Running Through Life said...

Saturday was windy and nasty, congrats on finishing the 18 miler!!

My plan called for 15 last Saturday, so I am a little behind you.

Sarah said...

Awesome week!!! You are really cruising right along! I can't even imagine 18 miles. :)

DRog said...

Bonus points for th wind run...and Nice Swim with a run on the same day...good work

ShutUpandRun said...

I SO get the thing about the wind. I ran in it this weekend and it kicked my butt. I just kept telling myself (as I could barely maintain a 10 min/mile running into the wind) that this was making me stronger. Congrats on making it half way in your trianing!!!

Jill said...

Half way home, girl!! Nice job on the 18, that's always a toughie!

onelittletrigirl said...

The wind never seems to be in a runners favor!! Your training is going well...comgrats you are halfway there!!

Julie said...

Hi Heather,
Wow, you are halfway through your marathon training!! Nice work on your 18 miler:)

Jess said...

Great job on sticking out a tough 18 miler!

Jeri said...

If it's windy the day of my marathon, I think I'll have a DNS. :p Great job on your runs, halfway there!! Whoo!!

Anne said...

I really hate wind...but, you're right, we need to be ready for all kinds of weather! Great job with the run!

MCM Mama said...

Great job getting in the 18 miles, despite the wind! I hate it, but it's at least good training.

X-Country2 said...

Awesome week. Keep up the good work.

Ali said...

That's what I always say when the weather is lousy ... it could be like this on race day, and now I'll be prepared!

Diana said...

I seen the word "kettlebells" on your workout and got all excited! Not to often do I see that so it makes me happy to see fellow swingers out there!
Look forward to "getting to know you" through your blog!