Half Marathon Training – Week 11 Recap!

by Her Happy Balance on September 16, 2014

Oh boy. The big day is this upcoming Sunday. Any volunteers to carry me across the finish line? ANYONE?!

Half Marathon Training Week 11

AM – 25 mins. elliptical and biceps/triceps

AM – 4.5 mi. run outside, it felt like fall!

AM – 25 mins. elliptical and chest

AM – 9 mi. run outside, it did NOT feel like fall.
PM – biceps/triceps

PM – core and back

13.5 mi. run outside, it felt like fall!

Rest day, just a girl and her Netflix 😉

Overall, I’m feeling pretty good about my training. After Saturday’s run, I know that I am capable of running a half marathon. I have some soreness in my IT band region and my legs and knees definitely felt spent after that final long run, but no pain that I’m worried about long term. I’m going to take it easy over the next few days, I’ll stick to my normal strength training routine but I’ll only run if I feel up to it and go light on the cardio. I’m looking forward to the run expo, carb-loading with some sort of potato laden food, and getting that finisher’s medal!

Any last tips for a first time half marathoner?
What was your favorite part of your first half?
What was your favorite part of your first race in general?

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Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie September 16, 2014 at 7:36 am

I can’t believe your half is already here!! The biggest advice I can give is to make sure you fuel your body properly and take a nice ice bath after : )

Heather @fitncookies September 16, 2014 at 7:59 am

Yay! You are going to be fantastic! I feel like you just told us you were running a half and now it’s here. Great job on the 13.5 miler!

Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne September 16, 2014 at 10:14 am

Last tip: Just enjoy the race :). And my favorite part about finishing 13.1 miles was eating afterwards hahaha. Seriously I can’t believe it’s almost here!! That’s just crazy! You should definitely get a massage afterward too, that is deserved!

Brianna @ I run He tris September 16, 2014 at 10:50 am

I can’t believe your race is already here!! It’s been fun to read about your progression over the last several weeks. My biggest tips is to make sure you are really hydrated this week so you don’t have any issues come race day. My favorite part about my first half was the feeling of accomplishment when I finished.

ganeeban@ September 16, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Have fun! You’ve put so much work and training into this race, remember to enjoy the race. Don’t stress, it’s your first (and probably not your last). Go easy in the first two miles. Don’t get too swept away with the race anxiety and sprint out, which plenty of those around you will do. Keep doing what you did in training and you’ll do amazing! Good luck and can’t wait to read your recap! xoxo, ganeeban

Stephanie @ My Freckled Life September 16, 2014 at 2:12 pm

You’re totally going to rock it, girl!!! Just enjoy the experience. Because no matter what happens, you’re going to have a PR and have that medal in your hands. So even if it doesnt go like you hope, you can only go up from there. Because you WILL catch the half bug!

Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom September 16, 2014 at 3:13 pm

IT SO CLOSE!! I’m so excited for you!!!

Meredith September 17, 2014 at 10:52 pm

You got this girl! My advice is to remember to pace yourself! It’s so easy to start off really fast because you’re so nervous and excited, so just try to pace 🙂 the best part is the feeling at the finish! Biggest smile and such a happy feeling! You’re going to do great! Xoxo

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