Half Marathon Training Update

Ok, so I am going to be completely honest here… Weeks 3 & 4 of half marathon training were not the best.

Week 3 – Build a Base

  • Sunday – Run 3 Miles – MISSED (It was a holiday weekend! Now excuses? I know :/ )
  • Monday – Run 5 Miles – MISSED (I was traveling home from the holiday.)
  • Tuesday – Cross-Train – COMPLETED – 3.04 miles (Made up my 3 miles from Sunday) 
  • Wednesday – Rest – COMPLETED (Of course)
  • Thursday – Run 3 Miles – COMPLETED
  • Friday – Rest
  • Saturday – Run 6 Miles – COMPLETED (And Nailed it! I felt great!)

Week 3 really wasn’t that bad… at least I ran. But week 4, I’m gonna have to call a wash. I have a pretty good excuse, though! Brett was traveling all week for a conference for work, so I had a lot more on my plate to do. There never seemed to be enough time for me to squeeze a run in! I really wanted to, but at the end of the day, I was either exhausted or it was too dark out for a run with the stroller.

My mom did come up half way through the week and stayed through the weekend to help me out which was awesome!! But I still wanted to spend time with her in the evenings and help her out after a long day with Rylee, so another reason I felt I couldn’t make it out for a run.

So, here was the schedule and what I was actually able to complete, which is better than nothing at all, I guess, right?

Week 4 – Build Strength

  • Sunday – Run 3 Miles (So, football season started this day and Brett was leaving, so we hung out instead. ;/ ) 
  • Monday – Run 3.75 Miles
  • Tuesday – Run 3 Miles
  • Wednesday – Cross-Train – COMPLETED (Nike Training App Workout) 
  • Thursday – Run 3 Miles – COMPLETED Cross-training instead (I can do a Nike Training App Workout at home in the A.M. Wish I would have thought of this a little sooner in the week!) 
  • Friday – Rest
  • Saturday – Run 8 Miles

I am not going to get hung up on week 4 of training. I need to get focused again and continue on with week 5. At least it is still early enough in the training program to make that week up.

I am still trying to figure out how to train for this half marathon and keep a mom, work and wife hat on my head.

Have you ever had a bad week in training? How do you keep it up when life still continues to do its thing? Does everything need to revolve around a training plan?

If you have any advice on training for a half, please let me know in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you!



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