Week 1 is in the books for my Half Marathon Training.
I always love week 1 because its filled with so much expectation & newness & everything is fresh.
I know that about week 8 or 9, I'll be looking like someone has drug me behind a car by the hair of my head... but as for now, I'll enjoy it.
Monday - Run 2.50 miles
I started off on the treadmill. I haven't been on that baby in a long time, but again, with all the FRESH & NEW FUN attitude. I didn't mind it. I started off doing the intervals that I've always done - 3 minutes running/2 minutes walking. It worked fine but I felt like at the end, I wanted more....
I was glad though to try out my new running shoes that I got over vacation in October & saved for this training / race & they felt like heaven. No rubbing on the back of the heel, they fit great & they feel like HEAVEN. I think I've found my go-to-running shoe - the Asics GT-2000 ... I need to note this so I can remember. My bright yellow ones I used before were the same kind. I'm happy to find a shoe that fits great for me.
Tuesday - Upper Fix
For my cross training days, I'm still not sure if there is a plan. I was going to do a P90X3 / half marathon training thing, but I so love my 21 day Fix work outs so I may just play around with it all.
I have to say, I felt like a BEAST on today's upper body workout. I did more push ups then ever before AND I upped my weights & did more reps with the higher weights. I love the feel of progress! It's so encouraging! ... even if it means that I could barely move my arms for an hour after the workout. That's where progress comes from
Wednesday - No work out - too busy crying over the dentist!!!
|I looked exactly like this all night long... even at the dentist|
I was going to run on Wednesday but I didn't even get home until nearly 7:30 & then was so upset when I had to digest the dental estimate of what it was going to be for the periodontal treatment & 3 crowns.... Yeah.... I'm a cry baby. I cry over every emotion anyways but when I get overwhelmed, crying is even more a go-to-emotion! On the bonus side of that, I don't even want to eat when I'm overwhelmed so that balanced out.
Thursday - Run 2.35
It was so warm, I couldn't resist taking my run outside!!! YESSS!! There is nothing better then running outside & breathing in fresh air & feeling nature. It motivates me.
But remember when I said I wanted more from Tuesday's run. Well, I thought, let me just run & see how it goes for me. No intervals - just running..... & my run was supposed to be for 30 minutes ... I ran for 27 out of those minutes!!! I had only stopped 3 times for 1 minute walk breaks.... I was so happy & proud of myself & it gave me such fresh new motivation!
Friday - Rest Day
Saturday - Run 2.42 Miles
It was cold again & I need to get outside & get used to the temps because the Triple Crown is usually ran when its cold, but it was also grey & looked like rain. I'm not that much of a BEAST yet. I just stuck to my treadmill & watched Celebrity Big Brother. (Anyone else watching it from England? I'm so obsessed!!!) ... but guess what I did this time - RAN 30 MINUTES STRAIGHT!!! Not even 1 minute walk breaks!
Y'all... I can't tell you how amazed I feel about this. I'm so excited to see where the progress goes - to build up on it.
I know that I have some long runs starting from this point & I wont be able to run it all from the beginning, but I do feel like its a starting point to run more then ever.
So the first week is under my belt & I'm happy with how it went, even though I did miss out a day of cross training...
& yes, I still want to do yoga on Sunday... even though I haven't made that happen yet.
Did I mention how much I hate yoga? Dang it... I GOTTA start it.
I know when my body gets tight from longer runs, I'll need it even more. I may need someone to message me & tell me, DO YOUR YOGA NOW!!!! Any takers?