We made it to week 7, and our first really long run of 8 miles. Tuesday’s 6 mile run went pretty well, overall. The weather was good, if not a little cold. There was no rain, but that wind! Yeesh, it really cuts through you! We are still in long pants and long sleeves when we are out there. I see a number of other runners on Instagram and on the running blogs in shorts and tank tops. Obviously it is warmer around the country. My pace is slower these days, don’t know if it’s the weather, my old body or both! Thursday’s 4 mile run felt like a sprint, even though it was raining. My husband was at work that day and claimed a “editing emergency” prevented him from running. Truth be told, I don’t think his heart was in it!

Saturday was the big 8, and the weather was gorgeous, with the exception of that wind again! For the long runs we like to head into Seattle for a change of scenery, and we decided to make the 30 minute trip over to Green Lake. It’s a 2.8 mile loop around the lake and there were plenty of people out for a pre Easter walk, run or bike ride. Of course, these days you have to make the most of a non-rainy day, so it was no surprise that it was busy.

8 mile run

It took me an hour and 18 minutes of straight running to pull this off as my pace dipped close to 10 minute/mile. But, overall I am pleased with how I felt during and after the run. Sore, definitely, but not completely dead!

We have another 6, 4 & 8 ahead next week, and a lot more rock climbing planned as we get closer to our Smith Rocks trip in May. I hope my feet forgive me one day!

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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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