It’s time for another half marathon training update!
Last week, I completed my second week of training for the Colfax Half Marathon in May. Overall, I’d say my training went really well! I did just about everything according to plan, but cut out one run and replaced it with a tabata/high intensity interval training group fitness class. My muscles were feeling a bit sore and I knew that I needed to switch up my mode of exercise in order to keep my body happy.
WEEK 2 RECAP
During this treadmill run, I completed about 24 minutes of actual running in a pattern of:
Running on the treadmill is always SO challenging for me, but when I’m attempting to increase my speed this is one tool that I know works (for me). I am able to run at a quicker pace for shorter bursts, which helps me increase my overall speed.
After this run, I was a bit sore so I made sure to stretch and foam roll a lot!
I ran this run with Bernie! It was the farthest we have ever run together and he did amazing (as to be expected from a hyperactive pup). The only negative was the fact that we literally had a blizzard the day before and the weather was then 45 degrees. That meant a LOT of slush. I kind of felt like I was running through an obstacle course, which was fun but my pace definitely suffered. That’s ok though! I know what I want to work on for next week.
This was supposed to be another 3 mile run, but after two days of running in a row I could feel that my body needed a break from literally pounding the pavement. I opted for this class because it is cardio based and very high intensity.
So far so good on the training front! I hope all of your workouts or whatever you do to move your body are going great as well 🙂