My half marathon training is going well and I did my first ever trail run on Sunday. First of all, I’m in phase three of the Asics training plan on the Asics app, which is the Going Further Phase. It says that during this phase I’ll continue the high pace training done in the last phase but will extend the distance the pace must be maintained. This phase will help to build my leg strength and stamina. On Monday, there wasn’t anything scheduled on the app so I did PiYo Core and PiYo Define: Upper Body. My husband joined in for a little bit as you can see in the pic below :). Both were great workouts!
On Tuesday, I did PiYo Buns. I thought this one was a tough one but I liked it! It really works your lower body. There’s tons of squats and lunges.
On Wednesday, I jogged three miles and then did PiYo Core. According to the Asics app, the jog is supposed to gently exercise the muscles used for running.
I also, got my Mom’s Run This Town Summer Safari medal for running the virtual 10k. Pretty cool bling! 🙂
On Thursday, I ran 7.5 miles. It was my fastest 7 miles according to Smashrun. I also did PiYo: Define Lower body. Had a good workout!
On Saturday, I jogged three miles on our trusty old treadmill and then did PiYo Sweat. It’s good to know our treadmill still works lol. I enjoy running outside but I didn’t wake up early enough before my husband went to work.
On Sunday, I ran my first ever trail race! It was the XTERRA Hagg Lake 5k. I had fun and it was a lot harder than road racing. I was supposed to run 7.5 miles according to my training schedule but oh wells. It was a hard trail run :P.
How’d your week go? Have you ever ran a trail race? How was it?
Hope you have a great week!
I’m linking up with Workout Wednesday (WOW) Link Up! This one is brought to you Diatta Harris at Femme Fitale Fit Club and Sheila Simmons at The Frugal Exerciser.
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Ok ok I ran a trail race and HATED IT! The scenery was awesome and beautiful BUT it was uneven and my ankles were not ready for that. I typically run on asphalt or pavement. I stopped to take pics of the creek and even ran up a STEEP muddy hill with no rails. But at the end we had wine, wine and more wine at a tasting so it was worth it but I do not think I will do it again. 😦 I hear so much about PiYo I just might try it. #wowlinkup
That’s too bad you hated the trail race you ran. I understand what you mean because I almost rolled my ankle a couple of times. I was glad it was only a 5k too. I’m loving PiYo right now, you should try it. 🙂
I just might try PiYo I’m hearing so much about it and the folks who are doing it seem to REALLY love it.
Yes, try it! Here’s a video on it http://beachbodycoach.com/esuite/home/sminkie?bctid=3695942706001. It also might be taught in a gym near you. 🙂
I have never run a trail race but I do like hiking trails. Thanks for the video above I will try it once my toe heals. I broke it last week. Thanks for participating in the #wowlinkup
I love going hiking too, but haven’t been going as much as I would like. You’re welcome. Yikes, hope your toe gets better soon!