Last week was the official first week of my half-marathon training. In an earlier post I wrote about the pretty conservative training plan I’m following this round, hoping it will help me stave off injury and get to the start (and finish) line on October 16.
This week was a little unconventional for me because my parents had been visiting over the weekend and I had a higher than usual (albiet interesting) workload. Thankfully the first few weeks are pretty low on running mileage, so I had no trouble getting it done.
40 minutes on the elliptical plus strength training.
Unplanned, but much needed rest day. Sometimes sleeping an extra hour is more important than following a plan to the T.
3 mile run plus a long stretching session and ab work
3 mile run plus a long stretching session and ab work, and an abbreviated strength training session
Scheduled rest day.
Switched the long run due to Summer Streets. Ran to 25th St and back which turned out to be about 5.75 miles. Lots of stretching throughout the day.
3.25 mile run plus strength and stretching
Random non-training related note – yesterday turned out to be a perfect day for a movie, so I decided last minute to go see The Help. You might remember I reviewed the book a while back (which I absolutely loved). While I had high expectations for the movie and I often compared the film to the book, it was a great movie and I highly recommend it. Even if you haven’t read the book yet. What an outstanding story and cast.
- What was the highlight of your weekend?
- What are you training for? How is it going?
Today’s workout -
- 40min stationary bike
- 2x20 seated row
- 2x20 lat pull down
- 4x10 monster walk
- 2x15 squats
- 100 ab exercises