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And just like that, my first week of half marathon training is complete! Check out my recap of last week’s training schedule and other workouts I completed.
I started the week/wrapped up my weekend with PiYo Sweat and some abdominal work. I love, love dynamic yoga and always enjoy fitting this workout into my schedule. Is anyone else out there a PiYo fan? I wish Chalene Johnson would produce a PiYo Part 2!
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My first official day of training!! I woke up ridiculously excited to get my training underway. I did intervals of 10 minutes running/3 minutes walking for a total of 3.8 miles. Prior to heading out the door, I also got in a total body workout plus some core. I picked up some new shoes over the weekend and broke them in on this run. I love my Brooks, but I love Asics too!
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I hope you all had a fantastic 4th of July! My husband was out of town for work (womp womp), so I went home Monday evening and stayed at my parents’ house. Tuesday morning, I got in 3.5 miles in the middle of nowhere. I was a bit slower than the previous day, but it was awfully peaceful. A couple of my parents’ dogs went with me and I had just as much fun watching them run all over the place and chase rabbits as I did getting in the run.
I drove home Tuesday evening and got in bed late, so I took my time waking up Wednesday morning. I slept until 8:00 (unheard of over here!) and finally worked out around 10:30. I put all my extra “freedom carbs” 😉 to work with a legs and abs workout. No run for the day! Strength is part of the program too, right?
Thursday was my first “long run” of training. It was three miles and as I was getting ready to head out the door, my pup was so ridiculously excited that I had to let her go with me. She did so good! We took it slow and steady and enjoyed the morning. It was a great run!
Rest day. We headed down to Fredericksburg, TX, Friday morning for a quick weekend getaway with my husband’s family.
Since we were traveling, I wasn’t going to hold myself to anything that I might not be able to follow through with, so I was proud that I got in a quick workout. I got up pretty early Saturday morning (because my husband never sleeps in) and completed a body weight total body workout before most of the house woke up. I did it in the front yard, out of the way, so I wouldn’t wake anyone else up. Aside from being eaten alive by the buggies, it was a good one. 😉
Week 1 Mileage Total: 10.3 miles
What worked? Hydration! I’ve learned the hard way that running sucks when you’re dehydrated, and usually in my case, I think I’ve been drinking enough water and then realize I haven’t been. I was extra diligent this week about getting my water in!
What didn’t? Overall, it was a pretty good week. I’m hoping that’s a sign of the way the rest of this training period will go. The biggest thing I learned (before I even started), was that I was way too ambitious when I originally wrote my training schedule. It didn’t leave any room for error–or even life–so I adjusted it and took some pressure off myself. I’m my own worst critic and I don’t want to spend these 18 weeks punishing myself. I want to celebrate myself and everything I’m capable of!
Question: Are you training for anything right now?