Happy Monday! Back when I was marathon training, I did weekly recaps. I really enjoyed writing those recaps and it also kept me accountable during my training. I’ll be doing the same thing for my Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon training. This year will be my third year in a row running the race and I want to make it a good one! FYI – If you would like to run this race, you can still sign up woth Team for Kids (a chairty team). Click here for details.
I spent all of February building up my base and really getting back into a workout routine. I definitely got lazy over the holidays, especially because my foot was in a boot for a few weeks. I’m happy that I had a month to get back up to speed (sort of) before starting training. The first week of training went well. The mileage was low, which is good because that’s a nice way to ease back into training. I actually love following a training plan because it takes the guess out of my runs and workouts for the week. Also I’m trying something different this training cycle. I will only be running 3 days a week (instead of 4 days) because this gives me an extra day to do strength training. After having 3 injuries last year, I’m all about more strength training for injury prevention!
First workout of my training cycle! 3 mile run + 10 minute Glute and Hip Strengthening workout from the Run & 10 DVD
I did a body works + abs class (50 minutes). This class focuses on a total body workout with weights to improve your posture, balance and strength. The teacher is a rockstar, and it’s a super hard class, but I really love it.
60 minute Boot Camp Class. It was a little hard to do two strength training classes in 2 days but I know my body will get used to it eventually. This was also the first day of Lent. This year I decided to give up junk food. I’m usually good with my eating during the day, but at night Ifind myself eyeing a bag of chips or a ice cream bar, LOL. It’s been hard but at least the first week is amost over!
3 mile run + 10 minute Core Performance workout from the Run & 10 DVD
Rest days are the BEST days!
I had every intention of doing this run outside, but it was brutually cold this week (15 degrees with a “real feel” of 3 degrees). I didn’t feel like putting on 3 layers just to run 3 miles so I opted for the treadmill. At least it was a colorful treadmill run 🙂
Again, brutally cold so I opted to do my workout indoors. I completed all 5 of the workouts on the Run & 10 DVD – Arms, Core Performance, Mobility, Glutes and Hips and Stability. I followed up that 50 mins of strength work with some quality time with my Roll Recovery R8 roller. I have a love-hate relationship with that thing.
Total Weekly Miles – 9
Grade – A+ 🙂
I was happy to hit all my workouts this week. I know it’s just the beginning of training but I feel great! In addition to my workout this week, I also received the news that I will be a Momentum Jewelry and RocknBlog ambassador for 2017! I am super duper excited to work with these two companies this year. This will be my first year as an ambassador for both!
How was your week? Are you training for a race? Let me know in the comments!