In an effort to be more accountable about my training, I’ve decided to post a weekly thread about my training.
January 1 – 9: 9 miles
January 6 – 3 miles
January 9 – 6 miles
I chose to take the first week back to training really easy, what a lot of training programs will call “Week Zero.” These two runs weren’t easy, but it was nice to feel that I haven’t completely lost all of my speed or training.
1/2 Marathon Training Week 1:
January 10 – 17: 15 miles
Monday: Crosstraining (1/2 hour swim, 1/2 hour elliptical) + 30 mins of yoga
Tuesday: 30 mins of yoga
Wednesday: 3 miles
Saturday: 6 miles
Monday: 6 miles
This week was a bit goofy with the start of classes, MLK Day break, and my return to crosstraining after an embarassingly long hiatus. I had a good deal of muscle fatigue during the middle of the week, so I definitely overdid it early on in the week. I wound up combining some shorter runs to catch up on them later (hence the two six milers). Generally, I feel really good about getting into a consistent training program again, especially with the way my schedule works out, with most evenings free. I hate running early, so evenings are prime.
Miles so far this year: 24
Goals for next week:
– Run the full four runs, rather than combining them into longer runs, so I can get into a good training rhythm
– Continue with crosstraining
– Do yoga at least three days of the week
– Convert at least one shorter run into a speed workout