Week Two: Complete!

I hope you had a fantastic Fourth of July weekend! I wrapped up the second week of my Mighty Niagara Half Marathon training on Sunday – A day late with my recap!

Here’s how the week played out:

Monday – Planned to bike 30 miles, ended up only biking 17ish. Our plans changed mid-ride, and on our way home Zack stripped out his hub (more technical than that, but I can’t follow his bike mechanic-ness) and we ended up walking our bikes (chumping) up the hill instead of finishing our ride.

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Chumps.

Tuesday – Swimming! I’m slow, and suck at freestyle. Also attended TRX and messed up my tricep a little. It’s fine now.

Wednesday – 3 mile run + yoga. This yoga was different than the power yoga I am used to. Definitely not a workout, but that was not the intention. I’m still formulating my opinion on it…

Thursday – Hilly 3 mile run at half marathon pace before 8am. I absolutely love morning runs, if only I could remember that when I decide to ignore my alarm…

Friday – Personal training session + 3 mile run

Saturday – Much needed restttt.

Sunday – 5 mile run that felt AMAZING. Planned to go to “yoga for stress relief” at my gym, but changed my mind in favor of going on a dinner date with Zack instead.

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So much better than yoga.

And onto Week Three!  My schedule is adapted from Hal Higdon’s Novice 2 Program:

Monday – Technically, I am supposed to cross train for 60 minutes. Zack and I usually ride bikes on Mondays in the summer, and yesterday we ended up riding 31.5 miles in preparation for our big bike trip in August (more on that later). It was a brutal, hilly ride.

Tuesday – Technically, this is supposed to be a rest day. I ended up swimming an hour this morning, and I’ll head to TRX & Kettlebell class tonight. I don’t want to give up strength training in favor of running, and I really like swimming. Also don’t want to burn out my legs, so we’ll see how long I can go without using Tuesdays for actual rest.

Wednesday – 3 mile run

Thursday – 4 mile run + hot yoga

Friday – 3 mile run

Saturday – REST

Sunday – 6 mile run

I might try to sneak in another strength session at some point over the weekend, but I’ll be in Buffalo so I don’t want to plan on a specific day. Also, Zack and I are going to squeeze in some early morning or late night bike rides this week to keep conditioning our tired legs for our trip. I have a feeling “SHUT UP, LEGS!” will be my everyday mantra for the next few weeks…

Have an excellent week! My next functional medicine follow up appointment is Thursday – I’ll let you know how it goes!

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