I love it when training plans start out with a rest day. Haha. I kicked this training day in the pants ;)
8/7/2012-3 Miles in 29:24
I decided that all shorter runs will be speed work. I have some goals in mind(more on that later) for this half marathon and I have to get speed work done in there.
8/8/12-20 Minutes Elliptical/back & bicep liftingThis was supposed to be a 2 mile run. However, I don't like running 2 days in a row. So, I did the elliptical instead and did Jamie Eason's Live Fit Day 16. I will be strength training throughout this training plan. I want to build some muscle.
8/9/12-3 Miles in 29:16I did speed work again. I would love to be doing 3 miles in 27 minutes by the end of this training cycle. We'll see how it goes.
8/10/12-45 Minutes Elliptical
The gym was super hot. I did this workout on manual at an easy pace with some HIIT at the end.
8/11/12-Long Run 4 Miles @ 42:39 (10:39 avg pace)This run was done on the treadmill. The gym was HOT again and I had to keep stopping because I needed to cool down. 1.5 miles into it a treadmill freed up that had the fan positioned onto it. You better believe I ran to get it to finish the last 2.5 miles. It was a little cooler, but still warm. Overall, it was a decent run. I was tired until the end and picked up the pace for the last mile.
Today I have been lazy. Just doing laundry, planning lunches for this week and napping. Half training really can take it out of you.
This week's training went pretty decent. I was sluggish at the beginning of each run, but I pushed through and felt great at the end. I only got in 1 day of strength training. However, it is one more day of strength training than before, right? Right!
Onto week 2...Yay!!