I didn’t get around to posting a half marathon update last week. I blame Aekta. Just kidding! I had it on the to do list but figured no one was thinking about my training on New Year’s Eve.

Before I share my workouts from weeks 9 and 10, I have to admit something. Even after double and triple checking my ability to count backwards, I messed up. According to my current training schedule, my half marathon is on January 18th. But it’s not. It’s on January 25th. I missed a week! Oops.

In a way, it actually worked out for the best. As you will read in a few seconds, training has only be so-so over the last couple of weeks. That extra week will be very useful.

With that, here are my workouts from week 9:

Monday: Gaiam TV yoga + 2 mile walk
Tuesday: 5 mile run
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: 2 mile walk
Friday: 4.5 mile run
Saturday: Full-body tabata workout + 25 minute interval workout on the elliptical
Sunday: 5.5 mile run

As you can see, I didn’t run the 9.3 miles (15-K) I was supposed to on Sunday. In my defense, my sister and Adarsh flew in the night before. We went to bed late. We woke up late. My sister and I started our run WAY too late. It was hot. Blah! I know…excuses, excuses!

Anyways, here are my workouts from week 10:

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Core/Cardio/Strength circuit + 25 minute power walk on the dreadmill
Wednesday: 4.5 mile run
Thursday: Rest
Friday: 5 mile run
Saturday: Gaiam TV yoga (with Vishnu!!) + 7 mile bike ride
Sunday: Rest

I bailed on my long run this week as well. Again, in my defense, I got pretty sick on Saturday night/Sunday. I was super congested and felt absolutely icky. There was no way I was going to make it through a one mile run…never mind 11.

Luckily, I still have two weekends to redeem myself. My slightly altered plan now involves an 11 mile run this coming weekend and a 12 mile one the weekend before the half.

While I’m looking forward to the half itself, I’m at the point where I just want the training part to be over…

Oh man. Wish me luck on my 11 miler. Haha.

And in case you’re interested, here are links to my weekly recaps:

Week 1 Half Marathon Training
Week 2 Half Marathon Training
Week 3 Half Marathon Training
Week 4 Half Marathon Training
Week 5 Half Marathon Training
Week 6 Half Marathon Training
Week 7 Half Marathon Training
Week 8 Half Marathon Training

By Parita

8 thoughts on “Half Marathon Training – Weeks 9 and 10”
  1. Ooh I can only imagine the anticipation to get the half marathon over with…only because my friend is running hers next week and I think she is done with the long run part of training! I really commend you both for being so on it with your training schedules. Even if you missed a few long runs, you seemed to have gotten a fair bit of mileage under your belt over the past 2 weeks- well done!
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    1. Thanks, K! And you’re right, I shouldn’t be too hard on myself. I just want to be as prepared as possible. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Shashi! And I guess I’m being a little hard on myself. I just feel like I was doing so well with my long runs up until this point!

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