Celebrate Week #11: Cap City Half Marathon Training Report

This week, Celebrate the hard run.

As hard as that may be. This weekend was brutal for our long run. Don’t let anyone fool you. With the gale force winds, it felt like 18 degrees outside. The Lucky 13’s ran into the wind on the way out and on the way back. I don’t know how the wind was blowing in both directions, but I assure you, it was. It wasn’t easy – in fact, it was downright hard – but, we did it. I appreciate the hard runs because without them, I wouldn’t know what a truly good run felt like. The hard runs make the good runs that much better. If I would have skipped out on running this Saturday (and believe me, I thought about it) I wouldn’t have run 7 miles at all and that would have made me even more miserable. Next time the sun is shining and there is no wind, I am running – like tonight!  

My Weekly Training ReCAP:

  • WED 02/22 – 3 mile training run in 44 min; 14:49 min pace per mile.
  • SAT 02/25 – 7 mile MIT training run in 1 hr 44 min; 13:29 min pace per mile. 

How was your training week? Was it windy where you were? Do you mind running in less than ideal conditions or do you embrace it?

Until the next mile marker, 

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  1. Nice job Sara! I’m such a wimp – I skipped my long run and did 2 miles at the gym on Saturday and 3 miles on Sunday. Ugh. Having a hard time getting ‘long run’ motivated again but this is inspiring 🙂

  2. Yes, super windy here too. 21 degrees but I’m sure the wind chill was much lower. Glad to ‘only’ have 10 on tap. Also glad my head is in a place where 10 miles is and ‘only’!

  3. Very windy here in Virginia, too. We were lucky that the temps were in the low 30s, but the gusts were awful! However, I must say that we have been so very fortunate weather-wise this year that I should not complain. Our winter has been virtually non-existent, which has made for a very nice introduction to cold-weather running. I agree with you–the hard runs give you much-needed perspective.

  4. RunningMandy says

    It was tough weather this weekend! And the wind won’t leave! It’s beautiful out and I SHOULD have run with the jogger…but wind and jogger are just two words that scare me!

  5. runningperseverance says

    ahhh! love that pic and quote. it was soooo windy here as well. i wanted to give up like a million times. but knew i would be upset with myself later! so glad you all pushed through the tough wind together!

  6. Suzanne Westenhofer says

    Great job on the 7 mile run Sara!

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