Tuesday, January 27

Half Marathon Training Plan

I have finally figured out my half marathon training plan.

I mixed a few plans together to get one that seems just right for me.

This one: 20 week schedule
Mixed with this one: for the recovery week: Half Marathon Intermediate Plan

I am also going to throw some hills in the last few weeks.  The blue is upper body strength and pink is lower body strength from Lauren Gleisberg

Feel free to use my running program if you think it will work for you

Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
Week 3 miles, 3.32 miles, a-chest, tri,abs off, legs 3 miles, back and biceps off 3 miles,sholder abs cardio Yoga 4 miles
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Week 3 miles off 3 miles off 3 miles Yoga 4 miles
2
Week 3 miles off 4 miles off 4 miles Yoga 5 miles
3
Week 3 miles off 4 miles off 4 miles Yoga 5 miles
4
Week 2-3 miles off 5 miles off 5 miles Yoga 6 miles
5
Week 2-3 miles off 5 miles off 5 miles Yoga 6 miles
6
Week 2-3 miles off 3 miles 5 miles 3 miles Yoga 7 miles
7
Week 2-3 miles off 3 miles 5 miles 3 miles Yoga 7 miles
8
Week 2-3 miles off 4 miles 5 miles 4 miles Yoga 8 miles
9
Week 2-3 miles off 4 miles 5 miles 4 miles Yoga 8 miles
10
Week 2 miles off 4 miles 6 miles 4 miles Yoga 9 miles
11
Week 2 miles off 4 miles 6 miles 4 miles Yoga 9 miles
12
Week 2 miles off 5 miles 6 miles 5 miles Yoga 10 miles
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Week 2 miles off 5 miles 6 miles 5 miles Yoga 10 miles
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Week 2 miles off 5 miles 6 miles 4 miles Yoga 11 miles
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Week 2 miles off 5 miles 6 miles 4 miles Yoga 11 miles
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Week off off 4 miles 6 miles 4 miles Yoga 12 miles
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Week off off 4 miles 6 miles 4 miles Yoga 12 miles
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Week off off 4 miles 5 miles 4 miles Yoga 6 miles
19
Week off off 4-5 miles off 4-5 miles Yoga 13.1
20 miles!

Yesterday was day 1, so far so good, but I have PMS and training with it is stupid hard.

Hope fully tomorrow would be better... wish me luck!

Last weeks training plan went like this:

Monday: Weights- DONE
Tuesday: Yoga/ Zumba?- OFF
Wednesday: Weights- DONE
Thursday: H|iit- RUN 4.46 KM
Friday: Off- OFF
Saturday: Run- RUN 8.5 KM
Sunday- Yoga long

Saturday, January 24

Run Free

I am aiming for an 8k run tonight once Q is done work.

After running around all day.  Kids went to swimming lessons, then a park date.  Mama is ready to have some run around time herself.

I am trying to train myself out of the need to have my shoes super tight.  I guess I am a bit OCD when it comes to having things feel like they are not moving at all.  When I put my shoes too tight then my feet get sore, sore like you take of your shoes and hobble around the house, Sore.  Not what I am looking for....

I think that I have found a half marathon Training program!  I will post as soon as I have confirmed that it is the right one.  Or at least the right one for right now.

Warm enough to wear my pink thinner tights!  Yay!


Friday, January 23

TGIF

TGIF!  I am so glad that it is Friday!  It seems to have been an extra long week.  Although I did not do much out of the ordinary.. or even that strenuous.... but it was tough!

We did make it to Gym night which I was really happy about.  The more likely cause is that I am about 8ish days of from my period.  I have noticed that as I get older that I am more affected each month then I used to be.  Now I get exhausted about a week before.  Exhaustion like falling asleep on the couch at 9 pm, and having trouble keeping my eyes open at work.  This makes doing anything look horribly unappealing.  The house usually suffers and I tend to hibernate more... even when the weather is nice.

As you will see from my workout breakdown actual that I will post on Sunday my workouts suffer as well.

I am going to do this today though.. even if I end up drooling on the couch after.

http://www.laurengleisberg.com

Hopefully I will be awake after to watch even 1 show before the drool festival begins.


Tuesday, January 20

Gym Night

Tonight we finally got our act together to take the boys to family gym night.  It's held in our local school, just free play in the gym with any sport equipment that you want.

The boys had a ball!  They played with bouncy balls to see how high they could go.  Then a bit of badminton... but then one of them found the square skate boards.  Do you remember them from when you were in school?  They were always the best toy!  The kids asked me to race them on it, but I did not trust that my face would not connect with the floor.  Q and I stuck to badminton which I really enjoy.  We always take our rackets when we go camping.

The boys are even better then last year at throwing balls.  Its almost time for spring baseball again!

I tried a new Ham Slow Cooker Recipe today.  BUT, I substituted the maple syrup for agave nectar, the brown sugar for coconut sugar, and the apple juice for grape juice.  These were all that I had on hand, turned out great anyway.  Its from The Road to 31, Here is a link to the recipe if you want to give it a go!  It's my new favourite ham recipe.

Tonight I decided to do HIIT because I am missing running but trying to take a few days off.  I did the 30 min Full Body Conditioning Workout from Running on Real Food.  I changed it to 30 sec and 1 round of each.  I feel it already, exactly what I was looking for.

My husband grew his moustache out because I requested it, but now he has an issue,  How to hold back his hair while eating?  Rainbow loom or bobby pin?  You vote!


His hair keeps him warm when he is working...