Well, after 5 solid weeks of faithful training, we finally had a bit of a stumble. Our 5 mile run on Tuesday went great, in fact I was happy with both the weather and my 9:31 pace. However, Thursday was supposed to be a 7 mile run, to take the place of the Saturday long run which was downgraded to a 5K. It was raining, windy and we were not feeling it that day! We decided to listen to our bodies and minds and drop back to just a 5 mile run. But maybe that was for the best because on Saturday I had my fastest mile to date! And, a PR at the 5K “Beat the Bunny” fun run! I had a 9:02 1 mile and a 9:11 pace for the 5K! I really never thought I could go that fast. I was 3rd overall in my age group out of 22.

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Of course my husband, aka the flash, ran his usual 7:07 pace and cruised over the line well before me. He always does well on race day! He was third in his age group as well, and in the top 20 overall!

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It is always fun to watch the little kids meet the bunny and collect some Easter eggs and holiday treats. We had fun. Although we did fall 4 miles short on the training goal. Next week we ramp up again. We will run the first of two weeks at distances 6, 4 & 8 mile training runs. I really hope the weather keeps improving!

April 2017 Half Marathon Training Schedule
This is a blank and printable April Calendar. Courtesy of WinCalendar

March 2017 April 2017 May 2017
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Week 5

  3/28

5 miles

  3/30

5 miles

  1

7 miles

2

week 6

3

 

4

5miles

5

 

6

7miles

7

 

8

Beat the bunny 5K

9

week 7

10

 

11

6miles

12

 

13

4miles

14

 

15

8miles

16

week 8

17

 

18

6miles

19

 

20

4miles

21

 

22

8miles

23

week 9

24

 

25

5miles

26

 

27

4miles

28

 

29

9miles

30

week 10

Notes:

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