Half Training: Week 10 of 16 Complete

Another great week of running! My speedwork run was very draining, as expected. Other than that all my runs were improvements and felt enjoyable. My long run pace is at 9:13 now. And I still have six full weeks of training to go so I plan to keep tweaking things along the way.

I got a new running jacket too. The pattern is a bit different than what I remember online, but I’m not interested in sending it back and waiting for an exchange. It has this special threading that causes the black parts of the jacket to reflect white when headlights shine on it, so cool!

My running club had their annual banquet this weekend. They have door prizes and then a raffel. Rob’s name got called on the door prizes and he got a cool sweatshirt, but it’s huge (it’s a left over from a race so no size options available) and then our raffel tickets that Rob purchased won me an Adidas sports watch. He is my good luck charm. 🙂 I also received my high five award which was an aluminum sports bottle with our running club name on it. The high five award was for running (or volunteering) in five specific races sponsored by our run club. I also recieved the circuit award which was $30 credit at our local running store for running club gear. The circuit award was for running at least 7 circuit races (I did 16) and earning at least 50 volunteer points. I’ll probably stop out at the running store today and use this $30 credit that’s burning a hole in my pocket.

Next week has my training building a little more mileage plus I have a 5K race. I’m going to have to move my training runs around for this race. I think I’m going to end up doing my 10 mile run the day after the race to make it all fit.

So here is what week 10 looked like:
M: Rest
T: 8 Miles Speedwork Run
W: Rest
R: 2 Miles Easy Run, Free Weights Arms and Legs
F: 9 Miles Long Run
Sa: Bike 45 Mins
Su: 3 Miles Hills Run

Total Running Miles: 22

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