Week 11 Run Report

A big delay in posting about Week 11. It’s hard to recall some of the runs. Midweek I did 2 runs; a 40 minute run where I don’t know the mileage. The next one was the highlight run of week: 3 miles at 8:13 pace through downtown Petaluma. If you know anything about my running, you know that this is a super fast pace for me. I don’t know how it happened, but it just did. I was flying. It felt awesome, even though I felt my heart was about to burst through my chest. Everything was just on…legs felt loose, body was rested and off I went. Of course I would love to run longer at that pace (and faster), but today, it was enough for the 3 miles. I surprised myself and it gave me a boost. Saturday, I ran 3.25 and then a good 7 miler on Sunday at 9:16 pace, and I was satisfied with that pace. 

I have some pretty cool news to share. One of my near term goals is to break the 2 hour mark in the half marathon. (which I have mentioned here time and time again!…I will DO IT) 

Well, @nikerunning reached out to me on twitter and asked if I would like for them to design a customized training plan for me to reach a particular goal. I enthusiastically responded, YES!

The asked me to send in a bio of myself with current and past training and what goal do i want help with. I responded with my sub 2 hour half marathon goal and they have now supplied me with a plan. And man, IT IS A PLAN! I am going to try and post it to this blog somehow. The main thing that came across to me is the time they took to do it. The plan seems very well thought out and very customized. Just to let you know, it was about 6 weeks after their initial contact with me that I got the plan. I feel fortunate, definitely. I’m sure I am not the only one they reached out to via twitter, but I’m sure glad they did! 

I’m scheduled to start my plan on Monday April 2nd. They have incorporated some stretching and strength/power building session in among the running sessions. I’m excited to begin and now just need to pick a race to add to the calendar. 

Now, I just wish I could get my hands on a pair of these NIKE FLY KNIT RACER Shoes…but alas, they won’t be available until the Olympics or afterwards.

I eagerly await……

 

Week 11: Total Approx Miles 18

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