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Mileage Monday

80 miles for the week!

Monday– 10 miles on the treadmill at an 8 min/mile pace.

Tuesday– Whoa. Okay so Callum woke me up at 5am this morning so I grabbed him and gave him a bottle and a snuggle, but when I couldn’t go back to sleep I got up, had some coffee and got dressed for a run. I ran out 5 miles, and then back. I thought that was it for the day but I just felt like the running gods had more to tell me, so when I put Callum down for his nap, I ran out 6 more miles at 7:30 min/mile pace. I needed that.

Wednesday10 miles with Andrew.

Thursday– I wanted to run hard, so I did the workout I did a few weeks ago: 2×3 miles at 6:40 min/mile pace with 1 mile recovery. I ended up doing my 2 cool down miles at 7 min/mile clip because I had to get the kids from school. My face was purple.

Friday– Five miles at 6am (what’s with the early wake-ups this week?) and then five miles while Callum slept. I wanted to run more but decided to just take it easy. I averaged 8:30 min/miles for all 10 miles.

Saturday– 5 in the morning, 5 later on with Andrew.

Sunday– 14 miles with the middle 10 at goal marathon race pace (6:50) but I ended up running them a little faster:











I want to try using the half marathon training plan soon instead of the full marathon plan, because my next race will be the Run For Water half at the end of May. So instead of capping out at 10 miles at goal race pace (6:50 for a sub-3 hour full) I will be hitting 7 miles at goal half marathon (1:25) race pace (6:30). Ouch. The race is in a month, so I should probably start hitting those paces. Sigh…

Have the running gods told you anything memorable lately?

Do you have any other type of license besides a regular car license?


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  • Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine April 25, 2016, 2:07 am

    Both your marathon and half marathon paces are crazy fast. I think it will be good for you to shift gears and follow a half marathon training plan! Yesterday the running gods told me to run even though Sundays are usually a rest day, and I was so glad I did.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com April 25, 2016, 8:33 am

      You ran the day after your race?!? Nice. And yeah, I’ve never ever used a half marathon training plan before. I’m kinda (really) nervous.

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run April 25, 2016, 3:40 am

    Great week, Suzy! Are you going to write your own half plan, follow one, or a hybrid? Yesterday the running gods (aka my quads) told me to go for a walk!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com April 25, 2016, 8:33 am

      I saw that you went for a walk! It actually sounded really nice. I should do that one of these days just to change things up. I’m loosely following Hanson’s method.

      • Megan @ Meg Go Run April 25, 2016, 2:13 pm

        A 5 mile walk tires me out more than a 5 mile run. The whole time I wished I had a dog to walk with me. 🙂

        • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com April 25, 2016, 4:03 pm

          I hate walking! Mall walking has to be the most exhausting thing ever.

  • Susie @ SuzLyfe April 25, 2016, 3:48 am

    I did my first portion of a run back at speed this weekend and damn it felt HARD. I’ve got a lot of work to do…

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com April 25, 2016, 8:32 am

      It comes back fast though. Stick to it.

  • Allie April 25, 2016, 5:36 am

    WOW! What a great week of training for you!!! My PR in the half is 1:28 and I cannot imagine running even a little bit faster. Go get it girl!!!!! You are on fire!!!

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com April 25, 2016, 8:32 am

      That’s my PR too, Allie! Except mine is from a few years ago. 2012, I think. Eeep!

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes April 25, 2016, 7:27 am

    Great training—wow are your race paces fast! I’m excited to see what you can do when you focus specifically on half training! The running gods lately keep planting the idea in my mind to try trail running and maybe a trail race.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com April 25, 2016, 8:31 am

      Well you have a lot of trails where you live and you’re already all earthy and shit with your hiking! Makes sense to me. You’d be great at trail racing.

  • Allison Fiorini April 27, 2016, 7:37 am


    I’m really excited for you to start posting about half marathon training. After my race this weekend, I have to decide if I want to focus on the half distance or the full for fall. I reallllly want to try Hansons for a half, but I feel like I have unfinished business with the full.

    80 miles. Like, NBD. You are amazing.

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