Week 9 Half Marathon Training Recap

This has been an interesting week to say the least.  My mileage numbers are a little wonky this week based on where my runs happened.  The treadmills at the Y cut me off after an hour run and 5 minute cooldown, and I’m not quite up to a 5 miles in an hour just yet, and my long run was in a new spot, a trail around Salem Lake that is  7 miles, so started on the second trip around for some extra distance and then doubled back but still didn’t quite make the full 8, but I was freezing and ready to be done.  Here’s there numbers.

Starting weight – 277.8
Running – (4.8, 4.7, 7.7) – 17.2 miles total
Cycling – Cross-training – 3.85 miles
Yoga – 60 minutes
Total Miles – 21.05 miles
Finishing weight – 276.6 (1.2 pounds lost)

Only three weeks left until the New Orleans Half Marathon.  Not many blocks left on the ole training calender.  The next two weeks will be pretty brutal (9 mile and 10 mile long runs) and then the week of the race is a HUGE taper, only 6 miles total.


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