Week 14 of my half marathon training with Garmin Coach was short, hot and in a foreign country. I love exploring new routes, but the temperature difference definitely adds an extra challenge. This week’s part of the training plan was done in Croatia.
I may have mentioned this briefly before, but the workouts that Garmin Coach is providing me have been on repeat for several weeks now. I get four different workouts a week, but each week is the same as the last. It seems to be a bug in my Garmin Coach plan and despite several contacts with Garmin there is no solution yet. I know more people have the same issue, so if it sounds familiar: contact Garmin!
Training 48 – Tired run
Training 49 – Easy run
Training 50 – Speed repeats
I thought it would be fun to change up the always repeating 30 second speed repeats and turn them into hill repeats. 30 seconds fast up the hill and then slowly back down. The problem with this plan was that I was covering more ground in the 30 seconds uphill as I was in the 30 seconds downhill, so after a few repeats I ended up on top of my chosen hill and had to get a little more creative. I think I managed pretty well, but damn this was hard! It was kinda fun seeing all the people struggling to walk up the hill after dinner at the beach, back up to their accommodations. And me in the middle running up and down the hill. I must’ve been entertaining for them too.
Training 51 – Run
No confidence level this week as I’m writing this about a week too late and I didn’t take a screenshot in time. But, as I mentioned last week already, it’s still increasing which seems to be related to the bug so I’m not taking it too seriously anymore.