Sometimes in life you have to do things that are so out of your comfort zone to make the changes you want to see happen.
Why is this crazy? Well, I still haven’t run a full 5k yet. I have done a run/walk, but I’ve never run a full race. I’m still actually not certain I am going to run this full race, or if I’m going to continue to train run/walk. As of right now I’m doing a run/walk of 3/1 using Hal Higdon’s Novice 1 1/2 Marathon Training Plan.
I really love the flexibility of this schedule. I feel like it is challenging, but not too much that I will get overwhelmed by it. That is especially important to me as I’m going to be doing all my training and my racing while my husband is deployed overseas. – Hey like I said if you are going to do it – do it big!
Plus I just found out Snoop Dogg is going to headlining at the race’s starting line! How cool is that!?
Last week I wrote down in my calender my entire training plan. I have 15 weeks to train so I ended up repeating 3 weeks which I think will be good for me.
My husband gifted me with a 10 card Bikram Yoga class just because, so I will be incorporating that into my cross training.
I also signed up for two additional races that fell perfectly into my 1/2 marathon training plan. I will be doing a 5k on September 20th as well as a 10k (my first 10k) on October 25th. I’m excited about that second one because it’s with Goldilocks which used to be a woman’s only bike race that I rode the 40 miler back in 2011, but this year they have added running! And it’s in the beautiful Red Rock area so I can imagine it will be a very pretty run!
Until the race my training will look mostly like this.
- Monday: Stretch & Strengthen
I will be doing Yoga and then weights at home. I really like this yoga video.
- Tuesday: Run
- Wednesday: Cross Train or Run
This will be my Bikram Yoga day.
- Thursday: Run & Stregthen
I will either do this as a gym run or I joined a local running group on Facebook and they have a morning run at a local park. I will most likely do body weight exercises for the straightening.
- Friday: Rest
- Saturday: Long Run
I switched my Saturday and Sunday so that I’d have access to childcare at the gym. I hate to do my long runs inside, but I also can’t do much about it with the hubs gone. I may switch my Friday and Saturday once the runs get longer so I can do them when my older son is at school.
- Sunday: Cross Train
I think incorporating the yoga will really help me out during my training and keep my mind focused on my ultimate goal.
Ultimately I did this to really push myself toward my weight loss goals and to a healthier me. I’m tired of the yo-yo weight loss and I’m also in need of something that is mine. Running for me right now isn’t enjoyable until it’s done. Then I feel really great about it.
Any training tips?
When was the last time you took a step outside your comfort zone?
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