Its hard to believe that I’m officially back in training for a half marathon! Week 1 of training for Virginia Beach went just as planned, and I’m very proud of the workouts that I completed. Between house hunting, work, and being out of town over the weekend for my sister-in-law’s Bachelorette party in Philly, my schedule was jam packed, but I refused to let that cause me to sway off of my training schedule during the first week of training.
My training highlight of the week was my hill workout on Saturday. Since I was only scheduled to run three miles, I decided to use this as an opportunity to work on running hills. Up to this point, I haven’t been the most successful in conquering every hill that I come across, so I ran in the neighborhood near our apartment building, which has many hills and thus, multiple opportunities for me to practice running hills. I successfully ran up all of them expect the last one. My legs burned by the end of my run, so I’d say mission accomplished!
All in all, it was a great first week of training for half marathon #3.
Mon 4/28 – 3.10 mile treadmill run, 0.50 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs, glutes, arms, shoulders
Tues 4/29 – 30 minutes on the arc trainer, 0.62 mile cool down walk
Wed 4/30 – 2.92 mile treadmill run, 0.48 mile cool down walk, chest, arms, shoulders, abs
Thurs 5/1 – 30 minutes of yoga
Fri 5/2 – Rest day
Sat 5/3 – 3.65 mile hill workout
Sun 5/4 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 12.83 miles
This coming week will be just as busy. We’re headed back up to my in-laws next weekend, and while there I’ll run my sixth race of the year. The entire family will be running or walking at the BA5k. I’ll discuss my goals for this race later in the week, but I’m hopeful for another great finish time since its a flat course.
With as busy as my week ahead is looking, I’m turning to Fred Devito for inspiration today and for the rest of this week.
QOTD: Do you incorporate hill workouts into your training?