Half Marathon Training Week Seven In Review

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

Sunday: One Hour Yoga. One Hour Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism.

Monday: Rest.

Tuesday: 2.38 Miles

Wednesday: 30 Minutes on the Elliptical

Thursday: 2.94 Miles

Friday: 2.23 Miles (First lunch time run!)

Saturday: 4.09 Miles

Total Miles: 11.64 Miles

Goal Miles: 20 Miles

Thoughts: I want to change my training plan. I am not making the weekly mileage and I really do not want to run more than four days per week. Consistently not making my weekly mileage is not helping my confidence for the Half.

Looking through my running books, my new plan will have longer long runs and shorter easy runs. I think this will be more manageable.

I did attend another Sunday Yoga class and am still enjoying it. I think Sunday after my long run is the perfect time and my legs are feeling great.

Week 8

Sunday: Yoga 90 Minutes

Monday: 30 Minutes on the Elliptical

Tuesday: Run for 45 Minutes Easy Pace

Wednesday: Full body strength

Thursday: Run for 45 Minutes Easy Pace

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Miracle Miles 15K! (Will be my first race longer than a 5K and the longest distance I have ever run.) Will be treating this race as a long run and enjoying myself.

 

How is your training going? Am I crazy switching plans halfway through training?

Workouts On The Quick

Do you ever have a day where you know you should work (or maybe run because you are training for a half marathon)? Today was one of those days.

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My legs have been tight and just off feeling all week. So I hopped on my elliptical and zoned out watching a documentary on the Netflix. Easy, quick, and still sweaty.

New TV starts this week! I love TV almost as much as I love my cats, so I thought I would share my must watch new shows list.

Speaking of cats.

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1. Terra Nova Steven Spielberg, Sci-Fi, and Dinosaurs.

2.  The Secret Circle They had me at based on a teen series and witches. I love me some supernatural teen novels (see my love of The Nine Lives of Chloe King and The Vampire Diaries.)

3. Ringer Buffy is back on TV.

4. The X Factor I stopped watching American Idol a few years ago but this show might capture my interest. Plus who doesn’t love Simon?

5. American Horror Story It’s a thriller, critics are loving it, and it is co-created by Ryan Murphy of Glee and Nip/Tuck fame.

6. Prime Suspect I really need a new cop drama and this one Maria Bello looks good. Great cast and a remake of a successful British series, I have high hopes for this one.

Do you have a go to workout for easy days?

What shows are you excited about for fall?

The folks at TV.Com compiled an awesome printable calendar (which is replacing the spread sheet I usually make every year because I am an insane person.) You can find it here.

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?

Source: None via Emily on Pinterest

August In Review

August could not have ended on a more perfect run. It rained all day yesterday and I was able to get out right after the storms passed. The humidity was moderate (for Florida) and the weather had cooled off significantly. My legs felt great and for the first time in a long time, I felt like my training was actually paying off. I felt strong and powerful. It just goes to show, that just when you are starting to freak out (like over an upcoming 15K), one good run can put you right back on track.

Source: etsy.com via Dina on Pinterest

 

August was my first month of Half Marathon training. I have been under my goal mileage every week but I feel mostly on track. The training specifics can be found on my Workouts page.

My monthly mileage was my highest month ever.

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My most commented on post in August, and one that I had so much fun writing, is the 30 Before 30 list. I am turning 30 at the end of September, feeling kind of depressed about it and want the experience to be a positive one. I have a few updates coming up, so stay tuned.

My favorite restaurant experience in August was finally eating at The Ravenous Pig. It was just amazing and I cannot wait to go again.

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I ran The Celebration of Running 5K this month. It was fun but really hot.

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As you can see above, I also learned how awesome I look after crossing the finish line.

How was your August? Did you reach your goals?

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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Click here to help me cross off Number 25 on my 30 Before 30 list.