After what felt like a long week of rest and recovery, I restarted my half marathon training plan where I left off.
The schedule said 5 miles on Tuesday and Thursday, and 7 on Saturday. My reaction to that kind of mileage was “Goodness!”
It seemed like a daunting task but I just took it a day at a time ( and totally enjoyed my rest days).
Amidst a very stressful week, there were some wins that made the week a much better one. 😀
Win # 1
Tuesday’s run went surprisingly well.
I finished 5 miles in about an hour!
It was my first attempt at a 7 mile run. I decided to go slow and maintain a comfortable heart rate. The results were even better than I expected.
Admittedly, I liked the negative split i.e. the second half of the run was faster than the first half. Mile 7 was my fastest! I actually felt energetic enough to go for another mile…but I convinced myself otherwise. 😀 This run definitely showed me the importance of a warm up!
7 down, 6 more to go. The journey continues!