Anyway, this past week was my LAST full week of training before the Raleigh half marathon. It's crazy how that snuck up on me! I'm pretty excited. It's been a LONG time since I've done a race - over 6 months!
I added in an extra run this past week and signed up for the Durham Monster Dash. It wasn't all that well organized, but it was really fun! Monsters and zombies hid along the 3 mile route and scared runners. If you had a "tail" (which you could purchase for $5) they would also chase you and try to steal your tail. Pretty fun! Since this was a small run with limited route markings, we tried to keep with the pace of other runners without pushing ourselves, and I think our avg. pace was around 10:08.
recap of workouts:
Mon. 10/23: 3.13 easy miles, avg. pace 10:20. I tried to keep an "easy" pace, but let me tell you, this run was hard to get through. Ah well, not every day is sunshine and roses.
Tues. 10/24: spin class + strength
Wed. 10/25: 3.7 easy miles, avg. pace 10:54 - this run was much more enjoyable/managable
Thurs. 10/26: 3 mile speed work with 2 800s at 8:13 and 8:24 pace - hard, but good
Fri. 10/27: 3ish (2.88?) mile Monster Dash fun run
Sat. 10/28: long run -10ish miles, 10:30/11:00ish pace. my garmin messed up so i don't know the exact numbers, haha
Sun. 10/29: strength training! twice in one week (barely)