Month: April 2015

Last Week’s Half Marathon Training Workouts Recap (4/13-4/19)

It was another busy week. It’s hard to follow the Nike Coach now that I’m working and don’t feel like working out or running after a 12 hour shift. It’s either I wake up early on the days that I work or I won’t get that workout in and it’s tough. I did get about 26 miles in last week so that’s not bad.
Here’s what I did:

Monday – Didn’t get run in.

Tuesday – Ran 3.8 miles on the treadmill.Wednesday – Didn’t get run in.

Thursday – Ran 7 miles. Friday – Ran 5 miles on the treadmill.  Saturday – I didn’t get the 12 miles in but got 10 miles on the treadmill. My longest run ever on the treadmill. It really helps to watch a show on the treadmill and I’ve just started watching Game Of Thrones. I’m still trying to catch up and am almost on Season 4.

How’d last week go for you? Have you seen Game of Thrones? Hope you have a great rest of the week!

Last Week’s Half Marathon Training Workouts Recap (4/6-4/12)

It was a busy week for me and I did not get in the planned mileage. I started a new job and went to work for the first time in about eight years. So it was interesting going back to work. Things worked out well actually for me workwise because I thought I was going to work the night shift but there was a mixup and I ended up picking my shift and will be working day shift. Woohoo! 🙂 Last week was an 8-5 schedule but I will be working 12 hr shifts three or four days a week. But anyway my workouts have definitely suffered. I’m hoping when I get the hang of things I’ll get my workouts in better. Here’s what the Nike Coach had scheduled for me:Here’s what I did:

Monday – Ran 5 miles.Tuesday -I only ran 5 miles instead of the scheduled 9 miles.IMG_4449

Wednesday – No workout, just did my #plankaday.

Thursday – No workout, just did my #plankaday.

Friday – My parents came to visit and helped take care of the kiddos. We went for an evening walk. I ended up jogging some since my little guy started running for the last mile.  Saturday – Ran 14 miles, my longest run ever! It was nice to get a long run in and my longest run to date. I felt pretty good during and great afterwards since I ran at a comfortable pace.

Sunday – No workout, just did my #plankaday. Started my first 12 hour shift. I’ll be working Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and every other Wednesday.

How’d your week go! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Last Week’s Half Marathon Training Workouts (3/30-4/5) and Weekend Update

I’m on week 2 of the Nike Running App Coach training plan. I ran 37 miles last week, which is the most for me to run in a week so far. This is a lot more miles than I’m used to but I’m managing. We’ll see how it goes this week since I’ll be starting my new job on Monday. But here’s what the Nike app had me doing last week:Monday – Rest day.

Tuesday- Started with 1 mi warmup. Then did a Fartlek of running 4 miles at a faster pace, then 1 minute slower, repeated for 6 miles. Finished with a 1 mi cool down.  Wednesday – 7 miles at easy, comfortable pace.Thursday – 5 miles at easy, comfortable pace.Friday –  Ran through Noble Woods Park and ran four miles at easy comfortable pace, last mile at faster pace.Saturday –   Ran 2 miles easy, then a 9 mi progression run, then finished with a 1 mile cool down.Sunday – Rest day.

The highlight of the weekend was Easter Sunday. The kiddos found there Easter Baskets and were so happy.Later we went to the park.     While at the park since it was a running rest day, I decided to go for a walk. I’m loving my new watch!I’ve also started doing a #PlankaDay, which I saw on Twitter. Here was Sunday’s plank, which is day 8 of my streak.

How’d your week go? Hope you have a super week!

I’m linking up with Tara from Running ‘n’ Reading for the Weekend Update.

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