Half-Marathon Training: Week 1
|August 19, 2012||Filled under Running, Training Plan|
Woohoo!! Week 1 is in the books and it was a great week! Let’s jump right into it!
Sunday: 2.02 Miles: 5 Minutes Warm-Up, 2 Minutes Running, 1 Minute Walking
Since I am in Oklahoma for now, I went down to my trusty track to get these in and the rest of the runs this week done. This run went great, but I soon realized how fast 1 minute goes by. I was able to knock this out in 28:54. Not too bad, but always room for improvement!
Monday: Hip Abduction- 80 lbs; 3×12, Hip Adduction- 50 lbs; 3×12, Leg Extension- 50 lbs; 3×12, Leg Press- 120 lbs; 3×12, Leg Curl- 35 lbs; 3×12, Vertical Chest- 35 lbs; 3×12, Pec Fly- 20 lbs; 3×12, Rear Delt- 35 lbs; 3×12, Overhead Press- 20 lbs; 3×12, Abs- 65lbs; 3×12, 30 Minutes Elliptical
Phew!! That was a lot to type out!! This was a really good workout! I dragged my sister to the gym and it was fun to workout with a buddy! I am liking this whole body strength training at one time; although, my legs were shot a couple of run days. I guess it will take a few weeks to get use to that.
Tuesday: 2.63 Miles: 5 Minutes Warm-Up, 2 Minutes Run, 1 Minute Walking
Just another run around the track. I finished this in 36:00.
Wednesday: Hip Abduction- 80 lbs; 3×12, Hip Adduction- 50 lbs; 3×12, Leg Extension- 50 lbs; 3×12, Leg Press- 120 lbs; 3×12, Leg Curl- 35 lbs; 3×12, Vertical Chest- 35 lbs; 3×12, Pec Fly- 20 lbs; 3×12, Rear Delt- 35 lbs; 3×12, Overhead Press- 20 lbs; 3×12, Abs- 65lbs; 3×12, Back- 65 lbs; 3×12, 30 Minutes Elliptical
We added a back segment to the weight training. I say we because I again dragged my sister to the gym with me. She actually was excited to go and was asking what I was doing for workout on Tuesday. She’s cute! Too bad she has gone off to her first year of college.
Thursday: 2.14 Miles (MapMyRun) and 2.06 Miles (Garmin Forerunner 110), 5 Minutes Warm-Up, 2 Minutes Running, 1 Minute Walking
This run was FUN!!! Okay, not really, but i did get to try out my new Garmin Forerunner 110 and I LOVE IT!!! All the fun numbers you can look at and analyze! I really just turned it on and went and did not worry about splits or anything like that. Trust me, that changed on Saturday. This was suppose to be 3 miles, but I was hurting from the gym the day earlier and we had storms moving in, like lightning right above my head. So, I switched days.
Saturday: 3.15 Miles (MapMyRun) and 3.04 Miles (Garmin Forerunner 110), 5 Minutes Warm-Up, 2 Minutes Running, 1 Minute Walking
I was really not sure if this run would happen, but it did, even at 10:30 at night. We spent all day moving the sister into her new dorm room and helping put things away. Okay, all I did was put together shelves but it was important work. We finally made it in right at 10pm and I knew I had to just do it. This time, I got a bit carried away with the splits. I had 26 splits!! I think, instead of doing it for each run/walk time, I may do splits every 3 minutes. It disappoints that my pace has slowed, according to the Garmin, but it will only get better. It actually did from Thursday to Saturday! I was able to get 3.04 Miles done in 41:56 with an average pace of 13:47. Not winning any awards, but I’m moving forward.
Projected Mileage: 9.5 Miles
Actual Mileage: 9.75 Miles
Overall, it was a great first week and I am looking forward to another great week.