Owens Corning Half Training Recap: Weeks 5 and 6

A wee belated week 5 (and 6) update!

There have been a few very, very cold days during the past two weeks – some I’ve endured outdoors with popsicle hands and feet (dreaming of hot oatmeal for breakfast) and few inside on a treadmill with Netflix. Simply having an indoor option has made training through an Ohio winter possible, or at the very least, more comfortable.

With that…my current mileage looks a little more like marathon training than any of my previous half training cycles. Actually, I looked it up and back in 2015 I ran 12 miles Week 5 and 14 miles in Week 6. I’ve waited years to be able to get my previously injury-prone self strong enough to run this kind of mileage comfortably, and I feel so dang proud. I’m also really excited to see what all this work will mean for race day…

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Pure Barre Toledo – I love you.

Week 5:

  • Monday: Pure Barre
  • Tuesday: 6 easy miles, plus strides
  • Wednesday: Pure Barre
  • Thursday: 2 mile warm-up, 2 x 2 miles at half marathon goal pace, plus one more, and a 1 mile cool down for a little over 8 miles
  • Friday: Rest day
  • Saturday: Pure Barre, followed by 7.0 miles
  • Sunday: 12 miles on trails in Oak Openings
  • Weekly mileage = 33 miles running
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Oak Openings is still beautiful.

Week 6:

  • Monday: Pure Barre
  • Tuesday: 2 mile warm-up, 6 miles of intervals, 1 mile cool-down
  • Wednesday: Pure Barre
  • Thursday: Accidental early rest day…
  • Friday: 2 mile warm-up, 3 x 1 mile at marathon pace and 1 mile at 10k pace, and 1 cool-down mile
  • Saturday: 5 easy treadmill miles inside with Netflix
  • Sunday: 10 miles
  • Weekly mileage = 33 miles running

I’m linking up Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC for this training recap!

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2 thoughts on “Owens Corning Half Training Recap: Weeks 5 and 6”

  1. You are doing great! Really awesome mileage! Isn’t it a weird feeling to be basically running the same (or more!) miles than you’ve previously done for a marathon? I have the same experience and it just makes me see just HOW undertrained I was for my early marathons! You are going to be SO ready for your race 🙂

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