Week before Zydeco half marathon 2016


I had my last long run Saturday in preparation for the Zydeco half marathon I will be running Sunday. It was a beautiful day although it was a tad bit warm for running. I’m thinking I’m ready! I always get nervous about being well prepared before a race – no matter if it’s a 5k, 10k, half or a full.

Running Zydeco half marathon last year.

Running Zydeco half marathon last year.

I ran my 10 miles this past Saturday in 1:42. This is the breakdown:

Mile 1 – 10:18

Mile 2 – 10:05

Mile 3 – 10:04

Mile 4 – 10:04

Mile 5 – 10:01

Mile 6 – 10:06

Mile 7 – 10:27

Mile 8 – 10:05

Mile 9 – 10:21

Mile 10 – 10:13


This week will be a pretty easy week as far as training goes. When I train for a half, I use the Hal Higdon Half Marathon Novice 1 app and it’s always worked for me. I don’t always do the runs on the day of the week the app suggests and this week will be the same. I have to run 4 miles one day, 3 another and 2 on another day. I ran 4 Monday, and will do 3 Wednesday, 2 Thursday and get in two days of rest before running 13.1 Sunday.

I have my new Brooks Ghost running shoes, my favorite socks, my Garmin Forerunner watch and Jelly Belly sports beans all ready to go. I just need to decide on an outfit – running capris or shorts (depending on the temperature) – and get some vanilla flavored Clif gel shots then I’ll be all set.

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Looks like it will be a stormy week but supposed to be sunny Sunday for the Zydeco half marathon!

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