Half-Marathon Training // Week 5

Just like bad runs make you appreciate the good ones, not-so-stellar weeks of training make you appreciate the killer ones. That’s to say, Week 5 of half-marathon training played a good game.

  • 4 runs (19.5 miles)
  • 3 strength workouts
  • 2 rest days – so needed!
  • 1 long run – 10 miles via the treadmill
  • 1 SUP yoga class

According to my plan, Week 6 appears to be a Rest Week: four x 4 mile runs, all at the same pace. This sounds utterly boring, so I’ll be taking Week 6 training into my own hands. Of course, I understand the importance of a low-intensity week during a 3-month training period; I will rest intuitively, but I’d also like to catch up on one of the long runs I skipped earlier in the schedule.


Friday evening SUP yoga class with my lovely coworkers

Half-Marathon Training | Week of June 22

Tuesday’s 10-miler on the treadmill was rough mentally and physically (there were several breaks), yet I’m pleased with my pace as it was much faster than suggested. Thursday’s main strength set (chipper, 5x) was challenging and left me sore throughout the entire weekend.

Monday – Rest

Tuesday – 10 mile treadmill run: start at 7.2mph (8:19), finish @ 7.9mph (7:35)

Wednesday – Rest

Thursday –

3 mile treadmill run, 8:00 pace


  • 20 overhead lunges, 20lb.
  • 15 thrusters, 30lb.
  • 10 deadlifts, 40lb.
  • 5 burpees


  • 5 snatches (each arm), 20lb.
  • 10 side dips, 20lb.

2 minute plank

Friday – 

Saturday 2.5 mile (slow) park run


  • 60 minute Strong Pump class
  • 4 mile speed treadmill run
  • 1 mile warm-up, 8:19
  • 1 mile, 7:03
  • 0.5 mile, 8:19
  • 1 mile, 7:03
  • 0.5 mile, 8:19

Have you tried stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga?

What’s the longest distance you’ve run on a treadmill?

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