Half Marathon Training Week Six In Review

You can follow my previous weeks training and current DVD rotation on my workouts page.

Sunday: Rest

Monday: 3.14 Miles

Tuesday: No More Trouble Zones

Wednesday: Blogger Meet-up

Thursday: Elliptical 30 Minutes & Arms for 20 Minutes

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Seven Miles

Garmin Time

Total Miles: 10.17

Goal Miles: 17

Thoughts: Life and the weather got in the way this week. I planned on Thursday being a running day but the torrential thunderstorm forced those plans to change. Friday would have been a great make-up day but there were a few family things that came up and I just did not have the time. Regardless, my seven mile run on Saturday was amazing and really has me feeling like my upcoming 15K will be a success. (My definition of success is finishing in less than two hours and not being taken off in an ambulance Smile.)

Plan For Week Seven

Sunday: One Hour of Yoga & One Hour Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism

Goal Miles: 20

Key Workouts: Long Run of Six Miles & One Tempo Run of 20 to 30 Minutes

I plan on attending another Yoga class this week because I found it so helpful and relaxing.

How was your training this week?

Did you try anything new?

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Half Marathon Training Week Five In Review

To view my previous weeks of training, please see my workouts page.

Sunday: 2.8 mile tempo run.

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: Elliptical for 20 minutes and No More Trouble Zone for 40 minutes.

Wednesday: 4.27 miles easy

Thursday: Rest (I had a Young Dems social meeting right after work.)

Friday: 3.35 miles easy

Saturday: 5.44 miles long and slow

Goal Miles: 17

Actual Miles: 15.86

Thoughts:  Tempo runs are hard. That run did not go well for me and I was all over the place pace wise. I think this weeks attempt, needs to be done in much cooler weather. Hopefully, this will be a much more positive experience. I am starting to get really nervous about the 15K on September 24th. This weeks long run of 5.44 miles is the longest run I have done in six months and I have never made it to double digits. What if a 15K is too ambitious?

Plan For Week Six

Sunday: Rest

Monday: 3.14 miles

Mileage Goal: 17

Strength Training Goal: Two full body workouts


Tail would like to know how your workouts went this week?

Ever start to get nervous before a race?

Half Marathon Training Week Three in Review

Sunday: Rest

Monday: 4.14 Miles

Tuesday: Elliptical 30 Minutes and Yoga for 20 Minutes

Wednesday: Jillian Michael’s No More Trouble Zones

Thursday: Power Yoga

Friday: 4.37 Miles

Saturday: 4.57 Miles

Goal Miles: 14

Actual Miles: 13.08

Thoughts: Power Yoga is hard! I streamed this workout from Netflix and it was very difficult but in a way that adding this to my regular routine would be amazing. The No More Trouble Zones DVD was a challenge but changing up my strength routine regularly leads to better results. I will be sticking with this DVD for now. My mileage this week was much closer to my goal but still off by a mile. I had planned on running on Thursday but lightening touching the ground in my neighborhood scared me off. Hopefully this week I can reach 14 miles.

Plan for Week Four

Sunday: Rest

Run 14 miles this week follow by three sessions of 5 x 30 second strides. This is my last base building week and then I have a mileage increase and the workouts will vary more. At least one more session of No More Trouble Zones and another go at some Power Yoga.

How did your workouts go this week? Did you try anything new?

Only picture of me from the Celebration of Running 5K. Hot, right? Smile



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Half Marathon Training Week Two in Review

Sunday: Elliptical for 30 minutes and 15 minute Jackie Warner Full Body Workout

Monday: 4.22 Miles

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: 2.23 Miles

Thursday: Jackie Warner Power Circuit Training 40 minutes

Friday: 2.37 Miles

Saturday: Celebration of Running 5K (Race report coming soon)

Total Miles: 11.92

Goal Miles: 14

Thoughts: Running 4 plus miles after work is hard for me but I will keep plugging along to build up my mileage. My training plan has me in a base building mode for two more weeks before Phase Two begins. The heat is not my friend but I live in Florida and have to run after work, so I just have to get over it.

Plan for Week Three

Sunday: Rest (Was sore from the race on Saturday and needed to sleep in.)

Monday: 4.14 Miles (Starting the week strong!)

I plan to run 3ish miles on Wednesday and Thursday at an easy pace ending with 5 x 30 second strides. A long run of 4.2 miles on Saturday. Tuesday and Friday will be some mix of Yoga and the copy of Jillian Michael’s No More Trouble Zones I picked up on sale.

How is your training going?

Half Marathon Training Week One In Review

Sunday: I did 35 minutes on the elliptical and level one of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. I have not done any of the 30 Day Shred in months and level one was hard again.

Monday: Planned a 4.5 mile easy run but only ran 1.64 miles because of lightning.

Tuesday: Took a rest day.

Wednesday: Planned on 4.5 mile easy run but ran 3.53 miles instead. I ran after work and started to get really hungry for dinner.

Thursday: Planned on a 4.5 mile easy run but it there was thunder and lighting when I got home and ended up doing yoga for 20 minutes. Felt amazing to stretch everything out, really needed to do this.

Friday: Supposed to do a 4.5 mile easy run but only did .46 of a mile. Thunder and lightning again and had to get back inside. Used the elliptical trainer for 30 minutes.

Saturday: Supposed to run 4.5 mile easy run. Actually did 4.46 miles.

Mileage goal: 14

Mileage actual: 10.09

I need to run earlier to avoid the storms we have most days here but I go to work at 7:30 AM. Running before work would require me to run in the dark alone and I am not comfortable doing that.The other option is joining a gym and running inside on a treadmill.

This weeks plan:

Total Mileage: 14 miles Running days of Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Tuesday: Yoga and at least 30 on the elliptical.

Friday: Rest or some strength training.

Are you training for a specific race?

Weekly Workouts 7/31/11

The week I begin training for my first half! It is now 16 weeks before I cross the finish line in St. Pete.

Sunday – Elliptical 35 Minutes, 30 Day Shred Level 1

Monday – 4.5 miles at easy pace

Tuesday – Interval Circuit at Studio One Wellness (I have wanted to workout here for awhile but it is a bit spendy. Luckily, a Groupon popped up on Saturday for 5 classes for $25. Now I can try before I buy and I am really excited.)

Wednesday – 4.5 miles at easy pace

Thursday – 4.5 miles at easy pace

Friday – Rest

Saturday – 4.5 miles at easy pace plus Nike Training Club 30 minutes

What do you have on deck for the week?