I keep saying how I want to run another half marathon, but now I’m really itching to do one. I really want to get back into the running shape I used to be in. I just need to take the plunge and sign up for a race. I think it will really help motivate me to keep running through the winter when I am stuck doing most of my runs on the treadmill.
The half marathon I have in mind is the Long Branch Half Marathon on April 27th.
Previously, I used Hal Higdon’s half marathon training schedule. This time I’m going to switch it up a bit. My boyfriend is a really strong runner and he made a training schedule personalized for me. What I like the most is that he’s giving me the training plan two weeks at a time, because looking the whole plan can get overwhelming. Plus, he said he will adjust the plan according to the previous 2 weeks performance.
Plan: Rest/volleyball game
Actual: playoff volleyball game
It was the play-offs for this season’s volleyball league. Unfortunately we were down 2 of our players and we were facing the number one team. We lost all three sets of games. Yikes! Next week we play for 3rd or 4th place.
Plan: 2.25 miles
Actual: 2.25 miles
It was one of those runs that I just got lost in the music and it just flew by.
Plan: 2 mile run
Actual: 2 painful slow miles with walking breaks
Maybe my legs were just tired. I set the treadmill on a low speed but still took a few walk breaks. I was just not feeling it today.
Plan: teach spin
Actual: taught 1 hour spin class
See spin playlist below.
Plan: 2.25 mile run
Actual: 2.25 miles with negative splits
Challenged myself a lot with the speed. The last .25 miles were a struggle.
Plan: teach spin class
Actual: 1 hour spin class
Plan: 3.5 miles
Actual: 3.5 miles
Longer runs on the treadmill is always such a mental game for me. I watched sports center the whole time to keep me occupied.
1 hour spin playlist
What’s your favorite workout song right now?