Total Miles This Week: 19.75
Total Miles Overall: 366.75 Miles
Tuesday: 7 Miles (1 mile slow- 9:47 pace, 5 miles fast- 9:08 pace, 1 mile slow- 9:46 pae)
Thursday: 4 Miles (4 miles slow- 9:34 pace)
Saturday: 3 Miles (11:20 pace- ran with a friend:))
Sunday: 5.75 Miles (5 miles slow- 10:07 pace, 0.75 miles fast intervals- 9:33 pace)
This is it guys!! IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN!! I have a couple of 5ks this week and then on Sunday I run my big half marathon! I am actually excited about it- not nervous. I feel so confident that I have done my best in this training regime so what happens on Sunday should be my best, but otherwise it is out of my control, you know? I am just super pumped to step across that finish line and finally accomplish what I set out to do on June 30th- follow this training plan and run my first half marathon.
Even though, technically, this will now be my second since I ran the MEC half in Sept. BUT- this Scotiabank Half is the one I had been training for all summer so it is the big deal! All those hours and runs and blisters and calf pains and moving plans to fit around my running schedule...it will all be for this!
15 weeks ago I had never run more than 15K or 9.3 Miles. And that was at the Midsummers Night Run in August 2014 where I distinctly remember hitting a wall at 13 or 14K. My 10K race in May of this year was a tough run too! I was so daunted by the 10 miler I had to run in August, or the two 13 milers and two 14 milers I needed to accomplish in September. But I DID IT. I took every training run as it came and I finished. Some runs were long and torturous, others felt like a walk in the park. I don't know which kind of day I will have on Sunday, but I have done all I can to prepare so we will just see what happens!!
The route is available HERE if anyone in the Toronto area wants to come out and cheer me on :D. I am hoping to finish in under 2:00, so my pace will be around 5:30 per KM- so you can try and figure out the math as to where I will be at what times- I think I start at 9:00am but I can't remember what corral I registered under. I'll update when I get my race kit on Friday. UPDATE: I start at 8:50am
Thank you all so so much for all your support and encouragement this summer!
PS- when I first started running seriously my big goal was to run to a white bridge in the west end. I just found out that that EXACT bridge is the image on the medals for this race. While I now have crossed over that bridge many times, it is pretty exciting to be running for it again!!