Monday, August 1, 2011
Half training has begun
I have signed up for a half marathon in early Oct. It is one I have done before, it's close to home, and it is where I have my half PR so I obviously like the course. I decided it's time to start some sort of training plan so I can keep myself accountable. I really like the Smart Coach at Runner's World, so that is what I tend to use as my training guides. You can personalize it a little more than you can at most training plans. I am doing a 10 week training plan, so it started last week. It's good that it started because Sunday's run was not easy and I wasn't really feeling it but I knew I needed to get out there. I will be happy when the heat lets up a little. It was over 80 degrees by 9:00am (I left the house at 8:35am). It will also get a little easier when the little guy sleeps a little better and is a little more predictable. I would love to get out of the house early, I don't want to leave the hubs with a hungry, angry baby, and I am not a fan of pumping, so I try not to that very often. We will see as my running continues. I might just have to change things up a bit.
Also, I do change up the days a lot for my schedule. The plan has me running 4 days a week, which is what I typically do, but my running days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and then one of the weekend days, so I have changed the plan to run on those days just for simplicity.
So here is what was expected of me, and here is what I did.
Suggested Monday: Rest/Cross Train
Actual Monday: 30 minutes yoga
Suggested Tuesday: 2 mile easy run
Actual Tuesday: 5.37 mile run with JS, abs
Suggested Wednesday: 2 mile easy run
Actual Wedneday: 2 miles on the mill (I was exhausted due to the little guy not sleeping at all)
Suggested Thursday: Rest/Cross Train
Actual Thursday: Tennis practice (1 hour)
Suggested Friday: 5 mile tempo run (warm, 3 mi @ 8:34; cool)
Actual Friday: 1 mile @ 6.3mph, 3.35 miles @ 7.0mph, 0.85 @ 6.4mph, all @ 1.0% incline,
Suggested Saturday: Rest/Cross Train
Actual Saturday: Tennis round robin
Suggested Sunday: 7 mile easy run @ 10:08
Actual Sunday: 7.06 mile run @ 9:54 (it was hot people)
Suggested mileage: 16 miles
Actual mileage: 19.36
Have you started training for any fall races? How are you dealing with the heat?
I have a foam roller, but don't use it often. What are your favorite exercises or websites for the foam roller?