Month: June 2015

Portland Marathon Training Week 1 – Last Week’s Workouts (6/15-6/21)

It’s begun! I’ve started training for the Portland Marathon. I guess I’m a little late to the program since most training¬†plans¬†are 18 weeks long. Last week was 16 weeks away. But I’ve decided to go with a modified Hal Higdon training plan. I liked using his plans while training for my many of my¬†half marathons. I’ve ran eleven halves now. I’ll be adding Beachbody DVDs along with the plan. We’ll see how it goes. I’m also still doing the Runner’s World Run Streak until July 4th.

Here’s what I did last week:

Monday – Ran a mile to continue the #RWRunStreak. I still wanted to take it easy after the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon.

Tuesday – Ran another mile.Wednesday – I would say I officially started my marathon training. Ran 5 miles. ¬†Thursday – Ran a mile.¬†I then did Insanity Core Cardio and Balance. I thought it was a good one to do since it’s the workout done during the recovery week of the Insanity program. My kiddos jumped in for a little bit.
Friday – Ran five miles. ¬†Saturday – 8 miler. ¬†Sunday – 1 mile to continue the #RWRunStreak. ¬†That was my week of workouts. ¬†Even though the Portland Marathon is still a ways away, I’m nervous about it. I still need to figure out how I’m going to be able to do my long runs on Saturday having the kiddos and all while my hubby works. I’ll figure it out.

How’d your week go? Any race plans?

Last Week’s Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Training Workouts Recap (6/1-6/7)

It’s Wednesday night and I’m just now posting last week’s workouts recap. It’s been a busy week. There’s only three more days until the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon. It should be a fun one. I just checked the weather and the high in Seattle will be 72 deg and low of 51 deg. It should be great running weather. I think my training has gone well even if I didn’t follow a specific plan since my last half marathon last month. I’m still doing the Runner’s World Run Streak too. Here’s what I did last week:

Monday – Ran 3 miles.Tuesday – Ran a fast 5 miles. ¬†Wednesday – Two miles on the treadmill for National Running Day. ¬†Thursday – I got some strength training in and did Focus T25’s Gamma Extreme Circuit. Then in the evening went for a run with a friend. ¬†Friday – I continued the running streak and ran a mile with my lil guy.Saturday – Ran a nice and early 5 miles.Sunday – Ran a mile to continue the streak. ¬†That’s my recap from last week. Once I’ve ran the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half marathon, I’ll start training for my first marathon.¬†Do you know of a good marathon training plan? I’m not sure what plan I’ll follow yet. Well, hope you’re having a great week!

Friday Five: 5 Reasons to Run

It’s Friday! I’m linking up once again with¬†Eat Pray Run DC,¬†You Signed Up for What?!¬†and¬†Mar on the Run¬†for their Friday Five Linkup. This week’s theme¬†is¬†– National Running Day¬†which¬†was on Wednesday. In honor of National Running Day I’m giving you five reasons I run.

1. To stay healthy and fit. Running is a great way to get in shape as well as maintain fitness and health.

2. To push myself. Running has been a great outlet in allowing me to realize¬†I can do things I would never have attempted. For example, I will be running my first marathon in October. I’ve taken the plunge to do something I thought was crazy before.IMG_1783

3. Because I can. There are many that would love to run but can’t like those in the IRUN4 community. I have an IRUN4 buddy and I’m honored to run for Caysen who has Down Syndrome.

4. Feels good. Especially after a run, I usually feel great. Knowing that I’ve accomplished something good for my body, or finished a race, or went faster or longer than I’ve gone before is awesome! You know the feeling.

IMG_36005. To be a good example for my kids. I want them to live healthy and active lives.

  

Why do you run?

Hope you have a great weekend and be sure to check out the other blogs!

Last Week’s Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon Training Workouts Recap (5/25-5/31)

Last week was the start of the Runner’s World Run Streak. I was able to go a week with running at least a mile a day. ūüôā But I’m getting excited for the Seattle Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon next week. I’m not really following a set plan but here’s what I did:

Monday РRan a loop by my neighborhood and it was 2.71 miles.Tuesday РRan 5 miles before work.  Wednesday РRan a mile.  Thursday РGot 3 miles on the treadmill.  Friday РRan a mile with my lil guy and then did Focus T25 Ab Intervals.  

Saturday – 11 tough miles on the treadmill. I watched Prefontaine on Netflix which helped.Sunday- Ran a mile. ¬†Also, last week ended the month of May and I ended up with another 100+ miles. I ran 110 miles. This is my fourth time ever to get 100+ miles in a month. I’m on a streak right now, with three month’s in a row. The only other time was last year in August. Maybe I’ll continue the streak?¬†Below is my May running report from Smashrun.

How’s your training going? Hope you’re having a great week so far!