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.
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, 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:
Next up is the Mountain to Fountain 15k on Sunday. I am really excited to run a good one and race some fast women!
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. Grab the Cookbook here.
Until next week! Run happy!