Monday, March 14, 2016

Half Marathon Training: Week 2

Hello Monday! I had a pretty great weekend doing yard work, finishing up some house projects, and spending time with friends. Most people hate Mondays but I don't really seem to mind them, mostly because I have a weird work schedule. I guess that is the perk of working at a hospital.

I also just finished up with the second week of my half marathon training. I am really taking it easy and so far I'm truly enjoying my training. This past week my only goal was to run a five mile run. It may not seem like a lot, but it was to me. I hadn't ran five miles in awhile so you can imagine how I was pleasantly surprised when my pace for the five miles was actually not bad. I'll be slowly increasing my miles from now on in hopes of not overtraining or getting injured.


MONDAY: 4 miles on the treadmill (6.6-6.8 mph pace), Total Body Shred

TUESDAY: 2 miles on treadmill (6.6-7.5 mph pace), Cardio Burn


THURSDAY: Lower Body Blast

FRIDAY: 4 miles on the trails, Total Body Shred

SATURDAY: 5 miles on Mission Bay, Legs and Butt Shaper

SUNDAY:  Rest Day

My favorite run was actually not my five mile run but my 4 mile trail run. When I first started trail running I was bad! I mean my pace was like 11:30 mph. I knew trail running was hard but I didn't realize how hard it was until I noticed how slow I was. I was super happy on Thursday when I realized after running four miles, my pace was 9:42! Quite a huge change from when I first started. I can only hope that my pace will keep improving.  Since trail running is a big part of my training this time around, I ordered some trail running shoes. They should be arriving in the next week or so. In the mean time I'll just continue using my Brooks Glycerin shoes. Oh yeah and I also bought some new running shoes since it had awhile.  I debated on trying new shoes, but in the end I didn't want to rock the boat. I just got the newest version of the Brooks Glycerin. I absolutely love these shoes and I've already broken them in. 

Overall I managed to run a total of 15 miles this past week. This coming week I'll continue to increase my mileage. My goal is to run 6 miles and hit the trails again. When I run the trails I try to pick routes that have a few rolling hills just so I can kill two birds with one stone. During my treadmill runs I am going to try to incorporate more sprints. I still can't seem to run more than 4 miles on the treadmill. But watching Netflix has certainly helped. 

Have a great week!

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  1. So great! I can't remember the last time I have ran 5 miles! Running a half marathon is on my bucket list! Great post!