Marathon Monday: Week 5 of 16

I feel more “on” my running game than usual in my training plan – that’s a good thing, right? Five weeks are done and I totally can see positive changes in my running, body, and mental clarity. Read on to hear about my Half Marathon Training, Week 5! // This post may contain affiliate links.

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Marathon Monday: Week 5 of 16 (Half Marathon Training)

Anyone else excited to have another week done?

Monday 2/12: 3 miles (12’18”)I opted to take this run straight up to Lawrenceville. It was in the forties (amazing) and sunny, so much so that I actually got too hot in my fleece! The weather break is coming, I promise. This felt good, and even though it was my slowest run of the week, it felt so good. There was a nice incline and some ice to dodge, then I got to turn around and run straight back the route the ends the Marathon. Totally loved that and feel like I got some redemption from that same path in the 10-miler.

Tuesday 2/13: Yoga – This was my first time “back to the mat” and I opted for a restorative I found on demand. Arianna (my 9-year-old) and I somehow found mental focus for 25 minutes while my younger three played in another part of the living room. Om!

Wednesday 2/14: 2 miles (11’23”) – It was my first time to run a full training run with a co-worker! I was amped by this quick run to the 16th Street Bridge and back. It is so nice to have someone push you!

Thursday 2/15: Crossfit – With 1200m in the rain plus some scaled lifts, how could I not have been thrilled?! I think my face in this picture was one of “thankful I survived” because I took it easy on my mat work and gave it my all out on the pavement.

Saturday 2/17: 4.5miles (12′ 06″) – BADABING. This one was in 18 degrees and completely floored me. I had negative splits, starting with almost 12.5 minutes for mile one and dropping to 10.5 in the last half mile. I don’t know how to describe it other than absolutely incredible. Everything felt right. I didn’t get inside my head. I enjoyed the sunrise and trail and just ran the thing. Let’s see what happens this coming Saturday when I do it again!

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February totals: 20.61 miles, 12’05” pace
January totals: 20.63 miles, 12’40” pace
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