I’m a firm believer in calendars and workouts pre-scheduled for race training. There’s something very satisfying about crossing off the days as the race approaches, and never wondering what you have to accomplish each day.
So yes, first things first….I have a 1/2 marathon plan of attack! I’m being flexible and realistic in my training regimen as I have a trip to California AND Chicago next week, a hockey tournament the weekend before the race, as well as working in my DO What You DON’T goals for April. A juggling act, if I do say so myself! So, it’s going to look something like this:
Prevention RD’s 5 week 1/2 marathon/life training schedule:
First “long” run: 7 miles (yesterday)
Week 1: hockey + stretch; 4 ½ miles; 3 mi. + yoga; 4 ½ miles; rest; 50 min. cross-train; 8 miles (20 miles total)
Week 2: hockey + stretch/strength; 5 miles; 3 mi. + yoga; 5 miles; 50 min. cross-train; rest; 8-9 miles (21-22 miles total)
Week 3: strength + stretch; 5 miles; 3 mi. + yoga; 4 ½ miles; rest; 50 min. cross-train; 9 miles (21 ½ miles)
Week 4: hockey + stretch; 3 mi. + strength; 5 miles; yoga; 9-10 miles; rest; hockey (17-18 miles + hockey tournament)
Week 5: hockey + stretch/strength; 4 miles; 3 miles; 2 mi. + yoga; rest; rest; ½ marathon (9 miles total)
Any feedback on this? Too much? Too little? I’m in over my head? 😉
I’m not gunna lie, yesterday was tough. Really tough. The second I started running my body was telling me to stop. Jillian Michael’s the day before a long run = not such a good idea. Duh. But, I pushed through. Come mile 4 I had to walk. Just a minute, but I had to. I went into the 7-miler with a goal of 77 minutes or less. I finished in 75:37. I was pleased to have it over with. Unfortunately, I felt like crud the rest of the night and my body is SCREAMING at me today. Just one hockey game to endure this afternoon and Monday is REST!
Thus, I am approaching this 1/2 very cautiously and conservatively. Maybe some Galloway walk/run will be in my future, but we’ll see how things play out from here!
The spring has come, the last frost has gone (fingers crossed). 😀
It’s a good thing, too…my plants that I started indoors 4 1/2 weeks ago were needing more room. Some of them actually died off from not having enough room to grow. The spring needed to come when it did, and so I wasted no time.
What’s in my garden?
potatoes, onions, jalapenos, bell peppers, squash, cucumbers, artichokes, Brussels sprouts, Romaine, kale, spinach, tomatoes (cherry, Roma, and yellow pear).
Everything is in..just needs the TLC + water and we’ll hope for the best!!!
Question: Have you been watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution? If yes, what do you think of the “revolution”?
Random Question: Are you a fan of MLB? If so, what team?
…And don’t forget about those DO What You DON’T Challenge goals!! We’re 1/3rd of the way in! 😀 Keep up the good work! You are all a huge inspiration to me!!
P.S. Don’t forget to enter my VitaTops Giveaway! Ends tomorrow evening!
Hope it’s as beautiful there as it is here,