This was another great week of training. This is also the last week of “free” training. I have just been kind of doing whatever for training the last few months. Tomorrow I start my training program for the half marathon coming up on May 17th. The program I chose was the Runners World half marathon under 2 hours plan. The milage per week is WAY below what I have been doing, so I will be supplementing mileage, but there are some good speed workouts that will help keep and improve my speed, so I am looking forward to those. With that, here is the rundown of this past week.
This week I was able to log 40.21 miles in 5:54:17. This included a couple of longer days and a couple of faster 4 mile runs. My long run for today I kept to 10 miles, as I didn’t want to put my mileage too far past 40 to keep it in check going into training tomorrow. All in all, nothing too unusual came up with training this week, so I think I am all ready to begin training tomorrow.
I did get a new pair of shoes this week. I bought a pair of Saucony Kinvara 5 shoes. I have been looking at these as a little lighter shoe for speed work ever since I got the Zealots. Also, all my other pairs of shoes were or have hit the mileage max on them. I like having a few pairs of shoes to rotate through so I needed another pair, and will probably pick up another pair of Zealots (as I REALLY love them especially for long runs). Then I should be set for this training cycle through the half marathon.
Back to the Kinvaras though, I got one 4 mile run in this week with them, and I liked them. They are lighter than the Zealots for sure, but also less cushioned. I don’t know that I would use them for a long run, but a good 5K I think would be great in them. My plan is to use them for my next 5K race for sure.
That is about it for this week. Hope everyone has a great week and gets a chance to get out and run! Looks like we are going to have some great weather here, so I am hoping to get outside all week!