Half-Marathon Training: Week 1

Half marathon training has officially begun!!  I’ve added a page at the top where I will link to all the weekly posts and keep my training schedule.

Monday: NOPE! I had a hard time getting motivated and missed Day 1’s 3 mile run.  Not really the best way to start off.

Tuesday: 60 minutes Elliptical

Wednesday: This was a reminder that Wednesdays are really hard to work out.  I have two lunch time meetings that are weekly so I can’t go at lunch.  I didn’t complete the scheduled 2 mile run and altered my training plan so my long run is Sundays and Wednesdays are rest days.

Thursday: 3 mile run (this was one of the coldest days of the year so I did it on the treadmill)

Friday: Rest Day

Saturday: 60 minute yoga class at the Y

Sunday: 4 mile run

I’m going to have to figure out how to be flexible without losing sight of the plan.  I think there will be many weeks with 3 runs/week rather than 4.

I’m also not sure how I’m going to get all my longer runs in.  When Josh is working the weekend on night shift I’ll either have to go during nap time, or when the runs get longer than that towards the end, I’ll have to do it after Josh gets up, which sucks because that means I lose the time with him.

Interestingly, day shift might actually be harder because he won’t be home until 7:30 at night.  I guess we’ll work it out and I might not hit my goal of running 13 miles a couple of times before the race.  I might only work up to 12, which is fine, I guess…that’s how a lot of training plans were.  I just feel better when I’ve done the entire distance.

 

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