Diva’s Half Marathon, May 5, 2013

May 30, 2013

On May 5th, I finished my second half marathon with a goal time of 1 hour and 55 minutes; completing in 1 hour and 48 minutes. My running skills have really come a long way since this time last year. I used to loathe running and exercised on and off for years. As stated a million times in my previous blog posts, I could barely run a mile straight without needing to stop for air. I am proud to say that I have found a new love for running and love this goal I accomplished for myself.
I have decided to take a few months off of training for marathons to focus on the upcoming move to Arizona (plus, no summer runs there) and other techniques of exercise.

My two friends Kendra, Krystal and I got a hotel room in Burlingame the night before the race. We enjoyed a nice mediterranean dinner and attended the lululemon pre party for champagne and running gear. A fun girls night getaway close to home. 
Below are some snapshots of the diva’s half marathon event weekend.

Below is my approx. intermediate training schedule for this past half marathon and my playlist.

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 CT 30 min tempo Rest or CT 4 mi Rest 5 mi 3 mi EZ
2 CT 4 x 400 IW Rest or CT 4 mi Rest 6 mi 3.5 mi EZ
3 CT 35 min tempo 4 mi 3 mi Rest 7 mi 3 mi EZ
4 CT 5 x 400 IW Rest 4 mi race pace Rest 7 mi 3 mi EZ
5 CT 35 min tempo 5 mi 3 mi race pace Rest 8 mi 4 mi EZ
6 CT 6 x 400 IW 5 mi 4 mi race pace 2 miles EZ Rest 10K race
7 CT 40 min tempo 5 mi 4 mi race pace Rest 9 mi 4 mi EZ
8 CT 6 x 400 IW 6 mi 3 mi race pace Rest 10 mi 4 mi EZ
9 CT 45 min tempo 5 mi 4 mi race pace Rest 11 mi Rest
10 CT 7 x 400 IW 5 mi 3 mi race pace Rest 12 mi 3 mi EZ
11 CT 45 min tempo Rest 3 mi race pace Rest 5 mi 3 mi EZ
12 Rest 4 mi 30 minutes 10K pace 2 mi Rest 20 minutes Race Day!

My girly girl playlist:

As your friend- Chris Brown
Back To Love- DJ Pauly D
Bootylicious- Destinys Child
Can’t be Tamed- Miley Cyrus
Cinema- Skrillex
Come and get it – Selena Gomez
Diva- Beyonce
Don’t Stop Dancing Girl- Kaskade
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
Feel It In My Bones- Tiesto
Fighter – Christina Aguilera
Funk Soul Brother- Fatboy Slim
Get Em High- Kanye West
In The Air- Morgan Page
Indestructible- Robyn
Just One Last Time- David Guetta
Lose Control- Missy Elliott
Play- David Banner
Scream & Shout – Will.i.am
Thrift Shop- Macklemore
Show Me How To Burlesque- Christina Aguilera
Till The World Ends- Britney Spears

Spring to-do list:

1. Scrapbook wedding (a roll over from Fall)
2. Take a ride on the cable car
3. Go to swan oyster in nob hill
4. Go to twin peaks
5. Have a drink at Top of the Mark 
6. Take a new exercise class
7. Do another half marathon 
8. Hike to Tourist Club – German beer house
9. Ride a bike over the Golden Gate Bridge
10. Take a day trip someplace new
11. Visit The Castro