So, I would like to do a full marathon in Nov., but with a baby, it makes training a little harder. I have already signed up for a half marathon in Oct., so I am excited about that. I have created a personalized training guide from Runner's World Smart Coach. I have created a 16 week program and plan to discuss the previous week's accomplishments and give you a run down of the current week's goals. I figure that way it's another motivation to get out there. So this is week 2 for me.
Week 1 Projected/Actual
Monday - Rest/Ran easy 3 miles on the treadmill
Tuesday - Run easy 3 miles, abs/Ran easy 3 miles, abs
Wednesday - Rest/Elliptical Trainer for 30 minutes
Thursday - Run tempo 5 miles, abs/Ran 4.33 miles (not really a tempo run though), abs
Saturday - Run easy 8 miles/Ran easy 8.54 miles
Total Mileage: 18.87 miles
Week 2 Projected/Actual
Tuesday - Run 5 mile tempo run, abs/Ran 5.41 tempo run, abs
Wednesday - Rest
Thursday - Run easy 4 miles, abs
Saturday - Run easy 9 miles
I did get my 5 mile tempo run in yesterday (along with my abs). I couldn't get out of the house until lunch time to run, so it was hot and I didn't bring any water (bad Jaime). This particular tempo run was warm-up for one mile, run one mile in under 8 minutes, jog for a half a mile and then repeat it one more time. Cool-down the last mile. Well it was extremely hot, but my warm-up mile felt good. My first fast mile was hard, but I did a good job of pushing myself. I ran it in over 8 minutes, but I had the baby jogger (and a 16lb. kid in it), so I usually give myself a minute more a mile. I jogged for my half a mile, but then my second fast mile wasn't very fast. It's not easy to run fast with a baby jogger, that's for sure. But we finished and I ended up running 5.41 miles.