To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I was going to share a breakdown of how my half marathon training weeks are going this time around because I have started and stopped training for a few halfs in the past.
Because I joined a run club and am accountable to show up for long runs, I have a feeling this one will stick. The plan is to do two shorter runs and one long run each week. I will also be incorporating OrangeTheory, cycle classes and yoga into the training plan. Knowing myself, there will be the odd Pilates and barre class as well as hike thrown into the training cycle as well.
Training Week 1
I think I finished between 2.5 – 3 miles during class. For dinner, I had Julie’s Chicken Sausage Sweet Potato Bake. It’s the perfect mix of carbs, protein and fat for me post-run.
Tuesday: Yoga + 3 mile run
This was my first treadmill run in weeks. I watched a few YouTube videos I had including Monica’s recap of the Boston Marathon. This ended up being the perfect video to push me through an otherwise boring treadmill run.
Distance – 3.03 miles // Time – 29:10 // Pace – 9:37
run jog, I refueled with dinner – blacked haddock with pineapple pico de gallo.
Wednesday: Cycle class (45 minutes)
On Wednesdays we
wear pink cross train! After class, I ate 2 egg muffins and some homemade sausage and kale soup. Yes, this was a super random breakfast but it hit the spot after a sweaty workout.
Thursday: 4 miles
Distance – 4.00 miles // Time – 38:58 // Pace – 9:43
I was hoping to run outside on Thursday but it was cold and I just wasn’t up for it so I hit up the treadmill and more YouTube videos. The miles went by quickly and I felt great after my run. Great but hungry! For dinner I whipped up a cauliflower rice stir fry with chicken.
Friday: Cycle class (30 minutes)
I fueled up with a smoothie after class that I chugged on my way to work.
Saturday: Run club group run! Saturdays will be my long run day during training and I am luck enough to have a great group of women training alongside with me. Our first run was short and sweet.
Distance – 3.30 miles // Time – 29:27 // Pace – 8:54
Post-run, I enjoyed my current favorite breakfast – eggs, tortillas and sriracha with homemade breakfast sausages and an un-pictured coconut water.
Sunday: Sunday was a rest day.
Week 1 Recap/Thoughts
Total miles (not include Orangetheory): 10.3 miles
Week 1 of training went really well. Both of my treadmill runs felt great and my outdoor run was marvelous too. I am really not concerned with time for this half because it is over the summer and therefore, heat could be a factor.Week 1 Thoughts
Goals for Week 2
SL and I will be traveling over the weekend so I will miss my group run on Saturday. My goal is convince SL to run with me while we are away. This could go either way 🤷♀️