Today I've completed week 5/12 of my training plan. I'm actually ahead of the plans scheduled miles. For this week, the long run called for 6 miles, I finished my first ever 8 Mile run! The reason im getting ahead of the plan is because the plan only has me getting to 10 miles the week before the race. I would feel a lot more comfortable to be at least up to 12/12.5 the week before the half. So I'm currently on target to be at 10 miles by labor day with a month to go before the half to work on my pace at the distance.
My 8 mile run went well today. It was a slow 2:05 total time with about a 15:30 minute pace. I definitely didnt push myself too hard during this run because I didnt get enough rest and woke up tired, and I also wasnt feeling that great. So in order to make sure I hit the distance, i took an easier pace. The course I took was also very hilly. Overall, I was just excited to hit the 8 miles and I'm looking forward to upping that to 9 next week.
I've also picked up a new pair of shoes, hopefully these will get me thru my first half and well into marathon training next year :)
These are my new Brooks Adrenaline GTS 11's Limited Edition
Speaking of BROOKS, there is still time to enter this months free giveaway, which happens to include a couple nice gifts from BROOKS! So go check out the details on my site.