Thursday, April 26, 2012

Training Time: SF DIVA Half Marathon

Hi Everyone! For the last week I have been trying to train for my half marathon that's coming up next weekend.  I only ran 2 times in the last 5 days though.  Saturday, April 21st I ran 8 miles at the high school track and field and it took me about 1:30 minutes to run it.

My friend, Karen and I ran a "Quarter Marathon" =) yesterday at a lake.  We basically ran 6.55 miles. Our finish time was 1:04:41. She tracked our time with her Garmin Forerunner 405CX.  Need me one of those. Ha! I am planning to get that or a fitbit. Here's my current stats below =).

Time: 1:04:41
Moving Time: 1:04:07
Elapsed Time: 1:04:41
Avg Pace: 9:52 min/mi
Avg Moving Pace: 9:47 min/mi
Best Pace: 6:27 min/mi

Distance: 6.55 mi
Time: 1:04:41
Avg Pace: 9:52 min/mi
Elevation Gain: 72 ft
Calories: 555 C

Laps 7

Split              Time              Distance               Avg Pace
1                 10:21.8                  1                        10:22
2                   9:55.4                  1                          9:55              
3                   9:49.9                  1                          9:50                         
4                 10:01.3                  1                        10:01         
5                   9:46.0                  1                          9:46      
6                   9:39.2                  1                          9:39                  
7                   5:07.4               .55                          9:18

After running with Karen, I feel more at ease. I woke up sore today but less nervous about completing the half marathon.  At first, my goal was to get a great finish time but now just completing a half marathon is a better goal for me at this point. P90X and few mini vacations kinda threw off my training for the half marathon but at least I'm more fit than what I was 6 months ago.  There will be other half marathons and marathons in my near future. I will focus more on my training in those for sure to get a better finish time. As of right now, just crossing the finish line with no injuries is all I'm asking from myself =). Have you guys been in any long distance races before? How do you get ready for them? Thanks in advance!


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  2. You go girl! I've never been much of a runner so I've never run any kind of marathon. Lol. Maybe someday...

    ♥ Duckie.


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