Friday I got in a good 50 minute workout at the gym. This was the first time I have ever been to the gym and did not cardio. This was mainly because most of the machines were full so I concentrated strictly on strength training. I feel like I got in a good workout. I didn't sweat any less that is for sure!
Today I woke up, had a bananna and two pieces of toast and headed out for my 11 miler. It was around 35 degrees with the wind blowing ESE at 12 miles per hour. I made it though! It was good resistance training going into the wind so if it is windy in Huntington Beach (although I hope it is not!) at least I can say that I have trained it in. I finished 11 miles in 1 hr and 56minutes. At this rate, assuming nothing goes wrong between now and race day, I feel like finishing the half marathon in 2 hours is definately doable for me. I always shave quite a few minutes off my training time in my races b/c my adrenaline is pumping and I am well rested.
I really feel a lot more prepared for this half than my previous one I ran. So, the peak of my training is complete and I plan on continuing with my strength training and running for next week. My long run for next weekend I will keep at 8 miles to adjust to my tapering for the half. I cannot believe that in about 2 weeks I will be in California running on the famous Huntington Beach!