As if running the Nike Women’s Full Marathon in San Francisco last October wasn’t enough, we signed up for another race! This time it’s on the East Coast–Nike Women’s Half Marathon in Washington DC. We’re pumped and excited to run another race together and explore the sites of our nation’s capital.
Our goal is to finish 13.1 miles within 2 hours (sub 9-min mile). Wayne can definitely do it. I’m… hoping I can survive the pace for a LONG period of time. Ideally we want to average 8.5-9 minute miles. Either way, we’ve been in training mode. I created a 11-week training schedule (below) with runs every other day, including a long run on the weekend. On our off-days we cross-train (xt) with spinning, circuit training classes, yoga and/or swimming. Our training runs aren’t too bad, but we’ll have to do speed intervals if we want to improve our time.
I had an awesome 7am spin class this morning. Now, I just want to eat. Pretty hungry right now.
|1||Feb 10-16||rest||2||xt||3||xt / rest||rest||4|
|2||Feb 17-23||rest||2||xt||3||xt / rest||rest||5|
|3||Feb 24-Mar 2||rest||2||xt||3||xt / rest||rest||6|
|4||Mar 3-9||rest||2||xt||3||xt / rest||rest||8|
|5||Mar 10-16||rest||2||xt||3||xt / rest||rest||5|
|6||Mar 17-23||rest||3||xt||3||xt / rest||rest||9|
|7||Mar 24-30||rest||3||xt||3||xt / rest||rest||11|
|8||Mar 31-Apr 6||rest||3||xt||3||xt / rest||rest||9|
|9||Apr 7-13||rest||3||xt||3||xt / rest||rest||11|
|10||Apr 14-20||rest||3||xt||3||xt / rest||rest||9|
|11||Apr 21-27||rest||3||xt / rest||3||rest||rest||rest|