Half marathon training is going fine. I’m getting my runs done, so that’s good. According to the Asics app I’m following, this week was the end of the Race Simulation Phase and the next phase is Tapering & Race Day. The Oregon Half Marathon is almost here, just two weeks away.
Monday was a rest day. On Tuesday, I did both PiYo Buns and Core. PiYo Buns really works your lower body and PiYo Core is a great ab workout!
On Wednesday, I jogged three miles and then did PiYo Drench. I don’t like how Drench is a long workout but I got through it. I was dripping sweat at the end.
On Thursday, I got up around 5 am to get my 7.5 mile run done. It was still dark out when I started my run, and I was a little nervous but I did have a reflective running vest so I could be seen better by cars. Had a good run.
On Friday, I did PiYo Sculpt. It’s a good total body workout.
On Saturday, I jogged three miles on the treadmill. I’d rather run outside but my hubby was working and I didn’t get up early before he went to work. But I got my three miles done.Sunday was my long run at race pace. I ran eleven miles. I tried some ENERGYbits, which I’ll give my full review later, and used my Simple Hydration bottle to hydrate. I also used a HoneyStinger gel at the halfway point. I was having a good run until I started getting a side ache a little after mile 8. My right side started to hurt quite a bit that I had to slow down and stop. I drank some water and started back up and pushed through. Other than that, it was a good run.
How did your week go? Hope you have a great week!
4 thoughts on “Half Marathon Training Recap (8/25-8/31)”
Looks like a great week of workouts! What do you think of Honeystinger compared to gu?
Thanks! Honeystinger gels are ok. I wanted to try a more natural gel but I think I like Gu better.
Nice paces on those long runs!! Also that PiYo looks so awesome.. I’ll have to check out more about it!
Thanks! I’m liking PiYo combined with running! Definitely check it out! 🙂