Half Marathon Training Recap (9/1-9/7)

Half marathon training is going okay, I guess. I’m in the Tapering and Race Day Phase according to the Asics App schedule that I’m following. I’ve been doing all my training runs and adding PiYo into the mix. I’m just a bit nervous because the Oregon Half marathon is only six days away.

On Monday, I did PiYo Sweat. I think this is one of my favorite PiYo workouts because it always makes me sweat. I know it’s a good workout when I sweat.

IMG_7925.JPGI even made a video that shows some of the moves:

On Tuesday, I ran three miles and then did PiYo Sculpt.

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On Wednesday, I ran five miles fast and then did PiYo Hardcore on the Floor.

IMG_7992.JPGPiYo Hardcore on the Floor is a tough one that I need to work on more. It’s an awesome core workout! I made a video of this one too:

On Thursday, I did PiYo Drench. I don’t like how this one’s a long one, but I got through it.

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Then on Saturday I ran 3 miles on the dreadmill, I mean treadmill. Lol. Afterwards, I did PiYo Buns. I like this one, it really works your lower body.

IMG_8040.JPGThen today, I ran a total of eight miles. The Asics app I’m following had me doing just five miles at race pace, but I decided to do three more easy miles. The bad thing about this run was that I got two side aches. I guess it was because I ate beforehand and didn’t wait long enough for the food to settle, and also was going too fast. I dunno, but it’s got me worried since my half marathon is just six days away. I hate getting side aches during runs. I hope it doesn’t happen next Saturday during the race.

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How did your week go?

 

I’m linking up with Workout Wednesday (WOW) Link Up! 

This one is brought to you by Diatta Harris at Femme Fitale Fit Club and Sheila Simmons at The Frugal Exerciser and Co-hostesses Amanda | Eat Hard Work Hard and Jenn | Comeback Momma

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10 thoughts on “Half Marathon Training Recap (9/1-9/7)

  1. Good luck! One thing I’ve found helps side aches (or side stitches is what I think some people call them) is trying to alternate my breathing pattern. If I normally inhale when I’m taking a step with a particular foot, then I try to do that with the opposite foot; for example, if I am inhaling/exhaling when I land on my right foot, I force myself to inhale/exhale when I take a step with my left foot instead. I found that tip on Runners World and it has saved me several times. Maybe you’ve already tried this, but if not, I hope that helps!

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  2. you were not kidding when you said FAST PACE for your 5 mile. I think I am going fast when I do a 8:23 mile!!! LOL With that said you are doing great with your training as it seems like you are doing a more well balanced and well rounded workout. NOW I get side stitches too if I drink too much or eat before a run so I feel your pain – LITERALLY! How cute, your son sits next to you while you work out. Mine does the same. LOL. Good luck on your race. I know you will rock it. Can’t wait to read all about it. #wowlinkup

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    1. Lol, 8:23 is fast – nice! Thanks! I think PiYo is helping with running. I need to make sure I don’t eat too much before the run. That’s cool your kiddo sits by you too while working out. I’m getting nervous about the race. Thanks! 🙂

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