Week 5: SLO Half Marathon Training Program
Hello! How was your weekend? I hope it was extra fabulous! Mine was wonderful and now it’s time to take on a brand new week. I am here joining HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin and their Weekly Wrap. I hope you’ll join the FUN!
My Half Marathon training program is almost 1/2 over. Last week was week 5. In the week ahead, I may be tweaking the end of the week a bit since I am running a 10K trail run on Saturday which wasn’t planned when I had the program drawn.
Monday, February 29: Rest Day. Actually, I had to work and had much more than I thought I did and the day just got away from me.
Tuesday, March 1: Body Pump class at the gym
Wednesday, March 2: 7 Miles from Dana Harbor to San Clemente Beach
Thursday, March 3: Played around in the gym on some weight machines. It’s been a while since I’ve done that. It was fun but I definitely like the structure of a class or at least a dvd to follow.
Friday, March 4: I first did 6 miles on the elliptical. I had it set at 10 incline and 8 resistance. I stayed on for an hour. After that, I moved right on over to the treadmill and did 6 miles on there. I started slow then increased for the middle miles and then cooled it down for the last 1/2 mile. I was sweating like crazy! I don’t run on the treadmill too often but lately I’ve been liking it every now and then. I like it for speed training because I can see exactly how fast I am going and for how long.
Saturday, March 5: I actually stayed in and did some baking. It was fun as it’s been a while. I made these delicious peanut butter cookies I found on Pinterest. I also found this recipe for Chocolate Banana Bread on Pinterest as well. You can see the recipes here:
Sunday, March 6: Sunday Runday Funday!! We took a lovely 7 mile run down at the beach. I finally feel like I am getting my breathing rhythm back again. This makes me hap hap happy!
Total Miles for the Week: 20 miles
I know I will definitely be ready for this weekend’s trail race. I have never run this Into the Wild Trail Race so I am super excited.
I have not really been doing a great job at actually following my program. It seems, I usually just do what I feel like doing. I change the days around and have been neglecting hill day. I figure that as long as I am getting mileage in along with cross-training, I will be good to go. I am also taking special care to my recovery. Protein shakes following all workouts and eating fairly clean with meals consisting of lean proteins and healthy carbs. I do need to up my water intake though. I notice I don’t drink nearly as much as the rest of you guys do (from what I read) and I know that is a big mistake on my part.
I will most likely recap it here on the Weekly Wrap, next week!
Have a great week!!!