Compared to week seven, I crushed half marathon training week eight! I don’t know why I’m always surprised by this fact, but the more planning the better when it comes to workout consistency. Last week, I made sure to take into consideration my anticipated workload in my new role, social commitments, and our weekly meal plan schedule to make sure I hit each of my workouts. Here’s the breakdown:
Well. Starting a new school year in a new role was quite the reality check in terms of running. I was so confident going in to last week…nothing was going to stop me from half marathon training! I was going to stick to my workout schedule even if it meant becoming a morning exerciser!
Man, was I wrong. It’s obviously not a surprise that sticking to a workout plan is WAY more difficult when you actually have to plan…and not just find time to run in your otherwise wide open day. I miss summer already.
Good Morning & Happy Saturday!
Only 15 measly miles until our final destination! Off to Detroit by 11am, but currently loving Wyandotte, Michigan. The amazing bed and breakfast we stayed in last night is for sale…now to convince Zack to buy it with me! Ha.
Here are our stats for the past few days!
I interrupt your regularly scheduled pegan/functional medicine/half marathon training programming to bring you: Bike to Detroit 2016!!!
Tomorrow is the big day! Zack and I are embarking on our second annual bike trip, this time from Cleveland Heights, Ohio to Detroit, Michigan. I don’t think excited even begins to describe how I’m feeling. We had the BEST time biking from Cleveland Heights, Ohio to Buffalo, New York last summer, and the fact that we’re going from 3 days to 6 days and 200 miles to 260+ miles is amazing. This time, we’re focusing on less miles per day, so we can enjoy the journey a bit more and not only focus on getting to each destination before dark.
Here’s the daily rundown:
The first phase of my half marathon training (based on Hal Higdon Half Marathon Training Plan (Novice 2) is complete! I worked my way up to an 8 mile long run, and this week the plan dials back to a 5K on Sunday instead of another long run. Then, I’m going off the plan for a week for our epic bike ride to Michigan (zero interest in running after biking 50+ miles/day).
Here are the details of my week:
Did I mention that I love having something to train for? The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon on September 24, 2016 is quite the driving force for me to keep up with running consistently. Additionally, Zack and I are counting down the final weeks until our bike trip. We leave for Michigan (final destination still slightly TBD) on August 1! We’re planning on tackling approximately 250 miles over 5 days and finalizing the details as we speak – I’ll write a post covering our plans as soon as they’re all set.
In the meantime, here’s the rundown of my fourth week of half marathon training: