A blog by a guy named Chris who writes about running. Usually trail running--often at the ultramarathon distance. See you on the trails.
"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go." -T.S. Eliot
"Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional." -Dalai Lama
"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." -Leonardo da Vinci
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time to Move to Strength-Speed
It's now time to move into a new phase of training for the half-marathon. From a focus more on speed to one based on strength and stamina. The 400m, 800m, and mile repeats are replaced with race-pace tempo like runs (4-6 miles at 7:01 pace) and longer tempo repeats at slightly faster than race pace: 2 x 3-miles and 3 x 2-miles (at 6:45-6:50 pace). Only 7 weeks to race day and the Illinois Half-Marathon. Still hopeful for a 1:32 finish, but it's looking harder each day. If I ran today, I think I'd notch a 1:37 or so. Good thing I still have 7 weeks to train! If I finish around 1:38, that sets me up for a reasonable chance at a 3:25 marathon later this year.