4/24/11

1/2 Marathon Training- Week Nine in Review

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful spring weekend with loved ones! I celebrated Easter with family on Friday and Saturday this year and was left with a day to do nothing but run and lounge around watching movies. Simply lovely huh?!

Its been a few weeks since a recapped my training (admittedly training went on hiatus while I was on vacation) but here's a look at my activities over the last week:

Monday: 30 min elliptical, 30 min easy running, 30 min spinning
Tuesday: Taught Cycle Pump (40 min)
Wednesday: 10 min easy running, 20 min spinning
Thursday: 6 mile run
Friday: rest
Saturday: rest
Sunday: 7 mile run:

Total distance ran: 25.5k

Here's what I learned:

  • Sometimes after a 10 day break from fitness you'll need to get back into it which ever way possible (90 minute varied sweat fest worked for me!!)

  • Sometimes you will cut yourself some slack about the "break"...after all dancing counts as fitness right?



















  • Sometimes you will get through a treadmill run by flipping through the latest issue of Fitness magazine...whatever works!

  • Sometimes you will realize running is an important part of your life but so are good friends and great memories (like your running partner turned friend getting married!!!)










































  • Sometimes you will realize that you are 3 weeks away from your 1/2 marathon and whether you trained enough or not you are prepared to give it all you got!!
I can't believe how quickly this race is sneaking up on me. I am really excited to pin on a bib and race again and I have my fingers crossed for good weather next weekend when I run my first 10k of the season.


So tell me, other than healthy living what is really important to you?
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7 comments:

  1. Right now, school and studying for the Praxis is important to me. Oh, and family and friends, of course! Happy Easter!

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  2. You're going to be awesome at the 1/2 marathon!

    My family & friends are important to me, in addition to healthy living!

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  3. You are going to rock that half marathon! I definitely agree...dancing counts!

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  4. Only 3 weeks away from the 1/2- awesome!!

    And absolutely, dancing counts as cardio.

    Living a balanced life is the most important goal I strive for. There has to be room for nachos :)

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  5. wow, three weeks away, how exciting! I am sure you will do great!!

    my kids and my family are extremely important to me and they come first in my life!

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  6. My husband, friends, and family are important to me. And my job. Dork over here!

    I'm so excited to read about your half :)

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  7. races always come as a surprise to me! even if I've trained for weeks, somehow the morning of just hits me! great week for training

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