Sunday, May 13, 2012
I am temporarily done with classes and done with group projects! I've got one last paper to turn in on Monday, then my next class doesn't start until the next Monday. For the most part, I'll be going into work before 8am every day this week, which means I walk out of the office between 4 and 5pm. That leaves a whole lot more time in my evening to make a real, wholesome dinner and get some good quality exercise in! I cannot tell you how excited I am to have a normal schedule, even if it's only for a week. And Saturday is my first half marathon, which I'm both excited and nervous about. My training hasn't been the greatest, but I think I'll be able to run the whole thing in decent time.
Training this past week:
Last Saturday I ran 4.5 miles
Last Sunday I ran 11.3 miles
Yesterday (Saturday) I walked 2.5 miles and ran 3.5 miles
Today (Sunday) I biked 14 miles
This week, I think I want to try to get two shorter runs in, and hopefully do some sort of cross training activity like cycling or elliptical. I want to fit in at least one or two pilates or yoga sessions as well. Let's see what that could look like:
Monday - 3-4 mile run after work
Tuesday - cross training activity
Wednesday - rest
Thursday - 3-4 mile run, pilates or yoga
Friday - rest
Saturday -- Half marathon!
If the half goes well, I may sign up for another that's happening in September. I also want to challenge myself to try adding more distance. There's an 18-mile run billed as a training run for the NYC marathon, but I think it's open to anyone. I may give it a whirl and decide whether I will indeed run the 2013 Marathon in NYC! I think the hardest part for me is imagining how I'd fit in the time needed to train. Even now I struggle because usually my preference is to run around 6 miles, and you've got to block off almost an hour for the run, nevermind the warming up, stretching, showering, etc. Maybe I just have to run faster :p