Week Four of Training

It wasn’t a bad week! I am still somehow feeling super drained and tired from the time change, but the weather wasn’t that bad and I was able to get in the necessary workouts for half marathon training this week.  Despite some snow on Sunday, we had mostly spring-like weather for the rest of the week. The snow was melted by Monday morning and I was able to get outside and run, which always makes me happy.  

My training goals for this week were:

  • Speed training: 35 min tempo run
  • Long run: 8 miles 
  • Core work most days (8-10 min videos)
  • 2-3 other runs, 30-50 minutes each

Here’s how the week turned out:

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Daylight Saving Hangover

Man, I hate the time change. It is so so hard to get back into the groove and wake up EXTRA early – and for some reason, it seems extra hard this year! So, this week I was on the struggle bus. I did wake up early, and did get in my workouts, but I snoozed for longer than typical and just got in the bare minimum. Hopefully I’m able to get into this new routine soon!  

My training goals for this week were:

  • Speed training: 6×400 m
  • Long run: 7 miles 
  • Core work most days (8-10 min videos)
  • 2-3 other runs, 30-50 minutes each

Here’s how the week turned out:

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Starting Half Marathon Training

While last week I wrote about having surgery, this week I’m back at it and starting half marathon training! As you may recall, I’ll be running the Cleveland half marathon at the end of May. I’m a race ambassador (I also have a giveaway going on until midnight EST TONIGHT on my Instagram!) and get free entry into the race. I’ll be doing the Challenge Series, 5K on Saturday and half marathon on Sunday. So this week kicked off my first week of training. 

My goals for this week were to do:

  • Speed training: 30 minute tempo run
  • Long run: 6 miles (hey, the training is just starting!)
  • Core work most days
  • 2-3 other runs, 30-50 minutes each

Here’s how the week turned out:

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Taking a Little Time Off

This should be a blog post about finishing off February strong, and kicking off Cleveland Half Marathon training. I always start training when the first week of March hits, but this year is a little different … but before I go to far into that, I do have some February highlights to share:  

Here are some February highlights:

Total running mileage: 118.93

Other activities: Some walks, ab exercises 3-5 days/week every week, and one group run – the Cleveland Marathon Kickoff run

And then this week looked like this:

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