Half Marathon Training Week 13 In Review

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

Sunday: Yoga 60 Minutes

Monday: 3.2 Miles

Tuesday: Rest

Wednesday: 3.63 Miles

Thursday: Rest

Friday: 12.12 Miles

Saturday: Rest

Thoughts:

Friday’s 12.12 miles was my longest run so far. It really makes me feel ready for my first Half this month ( I can’t believe it is this month.) My workouts were almost all running this week which I normally try to avoid but being at a conference all weekend, did not help. I am already starting to think about the what next for after the half but want to play it safe and wait until I cross the finish line process the experience before making any decisions.

Positives:

1. One big fat Personal Distance Record!

2. An upsetting work development seems to be turning in my favor. This is taking a lot of stress off.

3. J bought the new iPhone, so there has been loads of fun laying with Siri.

Goals:

1. More strength training ( I am doing much better with this for Week 13.)

2. More Yoga. The more I run, the more my body wants to do Yoga. It is also helping me to deal with stress better and I feel more centered.

3. Be grateful. I have a tendency to take things for granted but want to spend more time reflecting on what is good in my life.

Funny Picture Of The Week:

Cat In Microwave

(Yes that is Pizza in there. Looks like Tail was hungry.)

How was your training this week?

Half Marathon Training Week Eight In Review

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

Sunday: Yoga 1.5 Hours

Monday: Elliptical 30 Minutes

Tuesday: Running 3.43 Miles

Wednesday: Rest (Did attempt to attend a Yoga class but was late and the doors were already locked.)

Thursday: Elliptical 30 Minutes, Upper Body 15 Minutes (Jackie Warner’s Power Circuit Training)

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Miracle Miles 15K

Thoughts: Running my first 15K was amazing! It really reignited my excitement for my half. I was not sure heading into the race if I would enjoy running a longer distance race as much as a 5K but I was wrong. This race also taught me that I need to practice more with fuel and need a few longer runs under my belt.

I am slacking with the strength training and need to make sure to get at least two days of a full body strength workout every week.

Week Nine

Sunday: Yoga (Perfect recovery from Saturday’s race.)

Two 45 minute easy runs, probably on Monday and Thursday. Two full body strength training sessions. Wednesday will attempt to arrive on time to the Yoga class I missed last week. Saturday will be a speed workout 3x800m at a pace of 6 minutes and 10 seconds.

How is your training going?

Have you been trying anything new?

Like A Virgin

On Saturday, tons of Central Florida peeps got their Yoga on at Rasa- Lila Fest. I sadly was not able to attend because of a previous commitment. Yoga is something I have tried a few times watching online videos and DVD’s but have really wanted to attend a class. Looking at all the great pictures from Saturday and the tightness of my legs from Long Run Saturday, I found a studio that offers classes on Sundays.

Yoga Pointe

Yoga Pointe offers a community class for $5. I explained when I arrived that I was a newbie and she said I would be fine. I sat right up front, to make sure I could watch her closely. The class was small so there was time for individual attention for those who needed it (this girl). Getting to attend a class was much better than using DVD’s because I actually felt like I understood what was going on. It was a great and relaxing way to ease out of the weekend.

I think this community class will be my permanent date on Sundays because my body has lost all the soreness from Saturdays seven miles.

This also knocks another one off my 30 Before 30 list.

13. Take an exercise class no matter how silly I think I might look. (Plus I didn’t even look silly.)

After I got home, I wanted to do a little cardio and popped in a new (to me) DVD.

Jilian_MIchaels__Banish_Fat,_Boost_Metabolism

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Jillian Michaels Banish Fat Boost Metabolism is no joke. I was dripping in sweat and breathing heavy throughout the entire DVD. This one will definitely be in regular rotation on non-running days.

Did you do anything new this week-end?

Please check out these posts about Rasa-Lila Fest, they might inspire you to go to a yoga class too.

Om Shanti Om from Peas In A Blog

We Are One from Katy Widrick

Peace, Love, and Yoga from Meals and Miles

Rasa-Lila Yoga Festival from Running Peanut