Monday: 6.2mi in 55min, 8:52 pace. Progressive run.

Tuesday: Cardio (stairmaster, rowing, elliptical) 40min, then some core

Wednesday: 7mi in 1:02, 8:48 pace. Easy pace then picked up the last mile.

Thursday: 4mi in 38min, 9:28 pace. Group run.

Friday: rest

Saturday: 12mi in 1:53, 9:22 pace. Last long run! Focused on keeping the pace easy.

Sunday: 4mi in 34min, 8:30 pace. A few miles with some Ragnar teammates.

Total miles: 33.2
Total time: 5hr, 46min


Thursday Group Run

Last long run before the First Midwest Half next Sunday. (formerly the Southwest Half.) This was my very first half ever, in 2010. I'm planning to crush that finish time (2:48) by an hour. Post-long run compression shorts and sleeves under a long dress.

Saturday – wore the shirt from my very first half for my long run; the post-run recovery under a long dress.Β 


  • Longest weekly mileage since the Chicago Marathon.
  • Goal race is Sunday! Yay! So excited! I just realized this will be my 10th half marathon. And to get myself even more pumped up to crush my time from my very first half marathon by an hour, I wore that shirt for this week’s long run.Β 
  • Regarding my time goal … I’m feeling good. Part of my brain says yes, this goal (1:48:53, 8:18 pace) is totally doable. Another part of my brain says, hmmmm, are you sure? Whatever time I end up with, I know that I trained hard. The hay is in the barn, so to say. Just have fun and enjoy that your body can run 13 miles at once. I’m pretty sure at the very least, Sunday will go much better than that first half in 2010.