Weekly training 2/23-3/1- Phoenix Half Marathon

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Below is my training leading up the the Phoenix Half. I tapered for this race as I was hoping for a PR (1:14:19) but wasn’t in the cards for me with the wind on the course. I ended up running 1:14:52. (5:43 average) That’s ok! I know I am capable of a fast half marathon and will go for it in the future. The race was awesome. The course reminded me a lot of the Houston Half Marathon. I would highly recommend this race!

M 2/23– 10 miles a.m., 40 min yoga from Runner’s World

T– 2 miles out of bed shakeout with Gussie, 10 miles at the track with 4 x mile in 5:45, 5:40, 5:35, 5:30 with 2:00 jogs. 4 miles in the p.m.

W- Rest Day!!!

R- 10 miles a.m.- Did 3 of them with Gussie before my flight, 7 on trails when I arrived in Phoenix.

A little piece of AZ from Sole Sports

A little piece of AZ from Sole Sports

F- 8 miles on trails with 6 strides, ran the Blevins to the Spillway Trail at Usery, one of my favorites!

S- RACE DAY- 10 minutes shakeout, warm-up, race, cool down= 19 miles total for the day. 60 minutes prior to race= GenUCan– 1 serving, ย 45 min prior= 25 mg of caffeine, mile 6=PowerBar Tangerine Gel w/ 50mg caffeine Garmin Data Here

S- 12 miles Easy

Total- 73 miles for the week.

Here are some pics from the race:

Coming in to the finish line. They had a tape to break for the female winner which is always fun!

Coming in to the finish line. They had a tape to break for the female winner which is always fun!

Me, Mom, and Dad! Another early morning and looonnnngg drive for them.

Me, Mom, and Dad! Another early morning and looonnnngg drive for them.

Ran with Ricardo until mile 8, so nice to have him there to run with!

Ran with Ricardo until mile 8, so nice to have him there to run with!

Phoenix Free Soles! Jason, Dan, Brett, Me, Ricardo

Phoenix Free Soles! Jason, Dan, Brett, Me, Ricardo

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Coach John and I

Coach John and I

SDP Award winners

SDP Award winners

TEAM! Sonoran Distance Project

TEAM! Sonoran Distance Project

Next up is the Mountain to Fountain 15k on Sunday. I am really excited to run a good one and race some fast women!

Recipes:

Tomato and Vegetable White Bean Soup– Love this one from Minimalist Baker.

Chickpea Sandwiches from the Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon (one of my faves!)- We had them with veggies and sweet potato fries. This recipe is similar but not quite the same.ย Grab the Cookbook here.

Until next week! Run happy!

 

 

 

5 Comments

  1. Nice job Ari! I’m sooooo proud of you!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ And your team looks top notch. I see tons of awards in hand lol ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Ariana,

    Congrats on your 1st place finish in the 1/2! !! You are for sure an inspiration to a lot of runners.

    I wanted to let you know that I used your tips prior to the days leading up to the marathon as well as the day of. All the hard work earned me a 3:10:05, which I first thought did not qualify for the Boston, but found out on Mon. that the qualifying time that is used would be the day I actually would race the Boston. So which means the qualifying time would be 3:15. I am so stoked and am looking forward to running in 2016!

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