3/20/11

1/2 Marathon Training- Week Four in Review

Good morning! I hope you all are having a great weekend. It's Sunday and that means it time for another recap of my 1/2 marathon training. I just completed week four and here is what the original plan looked like:

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Here is how the week went:

Monday: Strength training (40min)
Tuesday: 1 mile run, 40min spinning, strength training (40min)
Wednesday: 1mile run, 40min spinning, taught Tabata (45min0
Thursday: rest
Friday: taught Cycle Pump (50min), 7k run
Saturday: 4k power walk
Sunday: rest

Total Distance Ran: 10k

What I learned:

  • Sometimes things like migraines and knee pain might get in the way and that's okay. Its a temporary setback and it won't have a big impact on your overall training

  • Sometimes healthy eating the day before a planned long run is a priority, even on the road


















  • Sometimes sneaking chocolate ships and brie cheese is just as much a priority

























  • Sometimes a fartlek style run after a long week at work is the best thing for you. You run fast. You slow down. You come to a dead stop to catch your breath. You tackle huge hills and a few smaller ones. You just run!

  • Sometimes with all the training you have to schedule in time for fun (even if it is alcohol free)



Pre-St Patty's Day fun




















  • Sometimes you have to call in reinforcements to deal with pain and that too is a-ok

























  • Sometimes you are looking forward to your 1/2 marathon but REALLY looking forward to you trip to Cuba (19 days!)

 
Well I'm off to enjoy a rest day Sunday (I moved my long run to Monday this week) by hanging out and maybe going for a drive....Have a good one!


So tell me, what are you REALLY looking forward to right now?
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14 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to taking a 2 month break from running after my next race. I think it's just what I need before I start marathon training.

    I can't wait to see muscles again! Right now, they are hiding.

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  2. Great job, girl! I'm also looking forward to a trip, but we haven't booked it yet, so its just looming in the horizon. Its coming, though!

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  3. Sounds like you're making some great progress Sam! I'm really looking forward to the warm weather coming, and going to see Glee at the ACC in June!

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  4. Well rounded week - hope those pains go away real soon! I am looking forward to Thursday at 4:00 when I board the plane to DC for my second marathon. Eek!

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  5. Your comment about temporary setbacks is spot on--in the grand scheme of things, they aren't that important!

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  6. You're rockin' your training- such a healthy take on it all (positive attitude, not letting small setbacks get in your way, eating well)- AWESOME! :)

    I'm looking forward to planning a babymoon! I made fun of them before I was pregnant, but now I found out it just means vacation, so I'm IN!

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  7. I know what you mean about healthy eating being a priority before a long run. It's tough to run far on a stomach full of greasy food. I hope your knees feel better. Right now I'm looking forward to sleep. It was a crazy busy weekend lol.

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  8. yay! Another great week in training!

    I am looking forward to my race this weekend!

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  9. I'm going to HAwaii in about 6 weeks! THAT is what I'm looking forward to! ps. I LOVE Brie!

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  10. I hate to wish away time, so while I'm really looking forward to the weekend, I'm trying to find little things every day that I can look forward too! Tonight, I am looking forward to cooking my favorite stir-fry, Mu Shu Mushrooms!

    What kind of strength training do you do? I've read so many conflicting things about runners and strength training that I don't know what to do!

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  11. Omigosh--I think I might forget I was running if I were headed to warm Cuba soon!

    Good luck with teh start of the push-up challenge!

    Love the pic of you and your googles!! ha ha!!! So cute!!

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  12. Running is good for the health because all body circulates and also its good if you want to loss weight.

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