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Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 6 0

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 6

The previous week’s log is here. This week removes the Monday off (now truly running six days a week), adds in a speed run (12 x 400) on Tuesday, and keeps the tempo run on...

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 5 0

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 5

The previous week’s log is here. This week adds in a tempo run (a run at race pace) on Thursday. It also has an 8 miler on Sunday. Week 5 schedule: Monday:off day Tuesday: easy...

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s Week 3 0

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s Week 3

Week 3 has the same schedule as week 2 – five easy runs and two off days. The previous week’s post (week 2) is here. Week 3 schedule: Monday:off day Tuesday: easy 4 mi – EASY...

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 2 0

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 2

The week 1 post is here. Week 2 is five EASY RUNs with Monday and Wednesday off. This is the same basic schedule through Week 4. Week 5 adds a tempo run on Thursdays....

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 1 0

Half-marathon training: Hanson’s week 1

This is the kickoff week, and the schedule starts on Wednesday, which is always an off day (this is good as I EXCEL at off days). There are only three runs this week, all...

Half-marathon training – giving it another go 2

Half-marathon training – giving it another go

I’m starting my notes on yet another attempt at besting my half-marathon PR. The last two attempts have been thwarted by knee, achilles and assorted other issues. I’ve changed up a few things to...

Half-marathon training: Week 4 0

Half-marathon training: Week 4

I have never run with a water bottle (ask Bert, I sponged off him during our training one season!). I’ve never enjoyed running with something that bounces (the iPod/iPhone in my pocket not withstanding)....

Half-marathon training: Week 3 0

Half-marathon training: Week 3

This week changes the program up a bit. Before, all runs were “Easy” pace, except for the hill sprints. This week pulls in Fartleks and Progression runs. The recent rains have cooled the temps...

Half-marathon training: Week 2 0

Half-marathon training: Week 2

This should be an interesting week, with the temps hitting 100 degrees the first two days, and the forecast of Tropical Storm Debby heading toward Houston towards the end of the week. Normally I’d...

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