Monday, September 8, 2014

Week 1 & Week 2 Recap

Week 1 Monday: Yoga videos...I was trying supliment in any way I could being in a place where I had no access to a gym or a set of weights.

Week 1 Tuesday: 3 miles run broken down into Run mile 1, run walk 1/4 miles for mile 2, run 3/4 walk 1/4 for mile 3. It wasn't to bad but I ran at 12:00 and even in California it is hot.

Week 1 Wednesday: Cross train. I did a 30 min walk down the beach. It is so pretty there I got in as much beach time as I could during the last week.

Week 1 Thursday: 3 mile run broken down into Run 1.25 miles, 1/4 mile walk, 1/4 mile run, 1/4 mile walk, 1/2 mile run 1/2 mile walk. Again at 12:00 it was hot and the sun was intense the only saving grace was that there was a breeze.

Week 1 Friday: 30 mins of cross train...I spent 30 mins walking on the beach, it was my last chance to see the Pacific ocean so I took my cross training there.

Week 1 Saturday: Travel day! I flew back to St. Louis on this day so there was no working out involved.

Week 1 Sunday: 4 mile run...We did 4 miles but not in a run. The temperature was 105 degrees and 110% humidity...which meant we did a combination of times walks and run for the first 2 miles, and then walked the second 2 miles. I chose to get the distance in even if I couldn't run.  

Week 2 Monday: Stretch & Strengthen...Was replaced with lap swimming in the pool...when you have a pool I say use it. It's a great full body workout. 

Week 2 Tuesday: 3 mile run. I had a procedure the morning of this day which kept me from being able to run, however it didn't keep me out of the pool so I did lap swimming in place of running on this day.

Week 2 Wednesday: Cross...YOGA! I was at home this week and I have a yoga class that I really love to take so I used my cross training day as an hour and fifteen minute yoga class.

Week 2 Thursday: 3 mile run. Was a 1 mile run and a 1 mile walk with 1 mile missing. I got up at 8:00am to run and it was already 100 degrees outside. I decided after mile 2 it was not worth risking passing out to get the last mile in, so I hoped in the pool and swam a few laps.

Week 2 Friday: I took my rest day

Week 2 Saturday: Party Prep and 5K race day...No cross training

Week 2 Sunday: 4 mile run. Yesterday we ran the Trails for Tails 5K down on the Katy Trail to raise money for 5 acres animal shelter and to honor a friend who passed away earlier in the summer. So the Race and extra mile went like this...1 mile run, 2-3-4 miles 1/4 mile walk 1/4 mile run.

So after the 2 weeks I am getting more time under my belt and spending more time running than walking...that's the goal. The goal for this half marathon is to finish in under 3 hours and to decide if I like training for this distance.