Half marathon training begins…………. 2 weeks ago!?! Opps, guess I should have researched different training plans sooner. I wanted to try a new training program for this race so I downloaded an app on my iPhone called “walkjogrun”. I guess the app can create running routes and more importantly, it offers a bunch of training programs. I entered in my race date (Oct. 13th) and selected the intermediate training plan. The plan isn’t exactly what I want but I can easily tweak it each week and make it work.
Pro’s: The plan dedicates 2 days per week for cross training which is great since I recently started to incorporate more strength training to my schedule. On Tuesday’s and Thursday’s I’ll be able to do circuit workouts and use the elliptical or stairmaster. 🙂
Con’s: It only has 1 rest day a week!! I prefer 2 rest day’s so I’ll take 1 of the running days off each week. I’ve heard too many stories about people over training and becoming injured so I’d rather play it safe and run 3 days and cross train 2 days.
So here’s my workout schedule for this week:
- Monday: run 40 minutes
- Tuesday: cross train (elliptical + 1000 Rep Workout)
- Wednesday: run 50 minutes
- Thursday: cross train (not sure what I’ll do yet)
- Friday: run 8 miles
- Saturday: off
- Sunday: off
This afternoon was a hot one, so Mike and I walked down the street to a new (ish?) frozen yogurt place called, yoberry.
I went with the “Cookie Monster” and Mike ordered the “Tutti Fruity.”
Both were excellent choices! The cookie dough chunks in mine were ahhmazzzing and Mike’s cup had a tasty crunch to it thanks to the fruity pebbles. I highly recommend this spot to anyone in and around Southie. 😀