Well, this past week was my last week of training as I please…getting workouts in as I can, staying in shape just enough, and being able to skip a workout or too if I was just too tired or had too many other things going on.
This week begins the workout plan. I’ve got 3 months until a half-marathon. I am feeling ready to go and ready to train. I got in two great runs this past weekend. I have been doing a much better job at staying steady on longer runs, and working harder on my tempo runs. Also, something that has really been helping is being sure to run when I have time. When I try to fit working out in between other activities, the feeling of being rushed stresses me out and I don’t really enjoy the workout much, if at all.
This week will be a challenge as it is the first week in the training plan I am following, so it is has a few days of cross training. I like to get hard workouts in as much as possible, and need to work on realizing that switching workouts actually is helpful and makes you stronger.
If you have been thinking about doing a race, and want to join me, starting this week, here’s the plan for this week:
Tuesday: 2 miles, 5-7X1:00 intervals, 2 miles
Thursday: 4 miles, 4 pickups
Saturday: 3-4 miles
Sunday: 6-7 miles
Now that my schedule has changed yet again, I am sure that I will hit a few roadblocks that will challenge me as I figure out when to fit a workout in…but hey, it is nothing I can’t work with! There are a ton of exciting things happening in the next few months, and running and getting ready for the June half-marathon is just one of them.
April 5 – it’s time to get motivated…and stay committed! Who’s with me?!
Time for bed…long day ahead tomorrow, and of course there is a cross-training workout to fit in 🙂