Half Marathon Training – Full Speed Ahead

I have completed my first week of Half Marathon Training and am halfway through Week 2.

So far so good! The only thing I have to complain about is running outside in the heat. This past weekend was a scorcher! I decided to head out for a run at around 11 am when Rylee went down for a nap and that was a huge mistake!

But I did it! And I completed my required 11 miles for the week according to my training plan.

I got my training plan from the Nike+ running app Coach feature and I really like it so far. Training for week one was considered a Warm-up Week and was great for easing into the schedule of running again.

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WEEK ONE – WARM-UP WEEK 

Monday – Run 4 miles

Tuesday – Cross-train

Wednesday – Rest

Thursday – Run 3 miles

Friday – Run 4 miles

Saturday –  Rest

I did switch up my original plan and rested  Thursday as well so that I could see my favorite girls, Fabiana & Madeleine. They were available for a little girls night, and I could not pass that up.

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It was worth it.

But it meant I had to run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I was in Tampa for the weekend though, so I was actually excited to run along the water over the weekend.

Saturday I ran at around 4:30pm. It was perfect weather.

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Actually, it was overcast and about to rain. The drizzle of rain actually felt good when it started, but only lasted a few seconds before I reached the halfway mark and turned around. (I love that the Nike+training app tells you when you have reached halfway because of your goal mileage for the day! I didn’t have to keep checking where I was at, which was awesome!)

Sunday was the mistake day!

I ran over the Dunedin Causeway and there was not an ounce of shade! The sun was blazing and when I went into the Gulf to cool down, the water was a nice, warm 85 degrees, so that didn’t even help!

This was me on the car ride home:

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Exhausted!

For my Cross-training last week, I did a Yoga and a stretching workout from the Nike Training Club app. I’m looking forward to incorporating some weight-lifting, but the stretching felt so great. I gotta keep that going so I stay healthy!

This week (tonight) I am heading to the gym for a Cardio Kickboxing class for cross-training. Looking forward to it !

And here is the rest of this week’s training plan:

WEEK TWO – FUNDAMENTALS

Sunday – Run 3 miles

Monday – Run 5 miles

Tuesday – Rest

Wednesday – Cross-train

Thursday – Run 3 miles

Friday – Run 5 miles

 Saturday – Rest

Full Speed Ahead!!

 

2 Comments on Half Marathon Training – Full Speed Ahead

  1. Patty @ Reach Your Peak
    September 4, 2014 at 8:20 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m in week 4ish of half marathon training as well! Though I haven’t been as diligent as I should be…I really need to get on track because I do not want to feel like crap for 13.1 miles!
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    • Jane
      September 7, 2014 at 10:20 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks for your comment, Patty! You do have some time to go, so don’t give up! I started slacking a little at week 3, but I am determined to keep it up! Good luck in your race!

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