Saturday, January 4, 2014

Half Marathon Training Update

The Dallas Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon is March 23.  That's only 78 days away people.  SEVENTY-EIGHT!!!

No need to panic though.  I have a plan.

Last week I started my training.  Ironically, I decided to kick it in gear Christmas Day.  Who decides to start their half training on a major holiday? You can see below how well that went!

     Plan/Actual
25-3mile Run + Strength/Nada...aka rest...aka stuff my face
26-Rest-Foam Roll/Who needs to rest and foam roll after eating ham and potatoes?  I ran 3.26 miles.
27-30 min cross train or easy run/ Rest and foam roll...mama was sore.
28-4 miles long run/Mind games, and I lost.  Nada today.  Rest, played with Billy and went fishing.
29-Stretch and Strengthen/Walked the outlet mall on a day date with my man.
30-3mile Run/2.61 miles...I ran from the park to Grandma's house.
31-2mile Run/Chased Billy for about an hour.  Gosh his energy is endless!
1-New Years Day Virtual 5K/ 3.14 miles on the treadmill. :)  It felt good!
2-Rest/ 2ish miles on the treadmill...started the Jillian Michaels DVD Challenge...Ripped in 30
3-30 min cross train/Bench press, light walking and biking, JM DVD Challenge...Ripped in 30
4-4 miles long run + JM/4.4 miles using the run-walk-run method and JM Ripped in 30

I think having a plan, and sticking to it, or as close to it as you can, is what's important.

Goals for this week...
-clean up diet, duh.
-follow the plan
-go to bed early (try, Amy, try)

If you're interested in joining the Jillian Michaels Challenge, head over to Holly's Blog for the details.  It's been a great motivator for me!

Also, a special shout out to Valerie!  Thanks for the inspiring emails!  If you want in on that check out her blog.

See you soon!

I'm out!
Mrs. T

3 comments:

  1. I love how honest you are girl. Some days I do the same... rest day and eat yummy food instead of train. Ugh, happens to the best of us. Can't wait to see how you do on the 30-day challenge. Kick some booty babes! XO

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    1. Thanks! If I get really brave I'll post my before and after pictures.

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