Monday, July 16, 2018

Buffalo Creek Half Marathon Training - Week One

It's time to start! This week was my first week of training for my fall goal half marathon. I haven't followed a training plan in months. I haven't been running for a goal in months. I felt ready. I have the tools. It's just time to do it.

This week I ran four times and cross trained twice. I really wanted to set a good base for this training. I want to keep up the mindset that the easy days are easy and you have to work on your tempo days.

Five miles, easy

Tempo - 1 mile warm up, 6 minutes at 8:00 pace - 3 minutes recovery (three times), 1 mile cool down

Four miles, easy

Long run - eight miles

I also went to 6am class once this week and I really enjoyed it. I am going to try to make a 6am class again this week. I like having a little more time after work. Especially with the puppy coming!

Puppy update! We have a date! He will be joining our family on August 18. We are almost one month away! It is so nice having the date so we can make sure we have everything ready. Give me some of your puppy must haves!

This weekend we will be traveling to Chicago for Rock 'n' Roll Chicago. This will be my 30th half marathon. It's amazing to think about. I can vividly remember my first half marathon. I am such a different person. I love this journey and the fun adventures I have been on!

In some blogging news, my little corner of the internet has been named one of the Top 30 Personal Running Blogs of 2018! I'm very humbled and appreciate that even after a little break, the support from everyone is amazing.

Weekly Total - 22.3 miles
July Total - 49.3 miles
2018 Total - 481.8 miles


When do you start training for your goal race? Will we see you in Chicago?

I'm linking up with Holly and Wendy for the Weekly Wrap Linkup.

15 comments:

  1. Congrats on being named a top 30 blog! I've been reading since stumbling on it for this year's Pittsburgh half & have been able to get helpful tips from your entries... so thanks for sharing!

    It's always interesting to see when people start training for the half, whether it's the 10 week plan, 12 week plan, 14 week plan, etc, there's no wrong way, just interesting to see when people start up. My next goal race is the same weekend as yours (Hershey half), and I plan on starting up in a couple weeks. We're on similar paths in 2018 as my stats are Weekly - 22.7 miles, July Total - 54.0 miles, 2018 Total - 564.0 miles

    Good luck in your quest for sub 1:50 - you got this!

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    1. Thanks so much! I vary when I start my trainings. I’m using July as a base build mostly. Hershey is a rough half. Get those hills in!

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  2. " I felt ready. I have the tools. It's just time to do it."
    Such a great attitude, congrats on a solid start.

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  3. Doesn't it feel good to be back on a plan? You're off to a great start.

    Congrats on being named a top 30 blog. I was picked too and I am so humbled to be in the company of such an esteemed group of bloggers!

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    1. I saw!! I hope we can finally meet this weekend!

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  4. How cool to be named top 30! Congrats! Sounds like you're off to a good start on your training- it's nice to have a goal in mind when you haven't had one in a while.

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    1. Thanks friend. I’m finally there again. Scary but the good kind.

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  5. Wow! Your 30th half marathon. That is awesome! That is so exciting about getting your puppy! A lot of work, but so worth it!

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    1. IM SO EXCITED!!! I have been waiting for a puppy.

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  6. Well done on being named as on of the Top 30 Personal Running Blogs! And 30th Half? What a journey you have had! I did my first Half in May - it just left me wanting more and more. So I will be doing my second Half in November!

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    1. Yes!! I ran my first half in November 2012 and didn’t run my second until the next June!

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  7. Sounds like you've got the right mindset for a successful training cycle! A new puppy is so exciting. I haven't had a puppy in ages as my last three dogs were adopted, the youngest at 6 months old. What kind of dog is it? I'll be in Chicago with Wendy for RnR. Thanks for linking!

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    1. Yay! We are getting a golden retriever. I haven’t had a dog in over 10 years. I’m so excited. Hope to see you both there!

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