Monday, February 15, 2010

1/2 Marathon Training...Week 1- CHECK

Yea!!! I have followers! So fun! Thank you for the wonderful comments and the help in getting more followers! I am sooo new to this, and am not sure how everything works, but so far so good!
To recap my 1st week of training:

This past week was week one of my 1/2 marathon training. The schedule called for 3 runs...two 3 mile runs and a 5 mile run. I started out the week very excited and anxious to begin my training! Along with the training, I am wanting to get to the gym to workout 3 other days/times also. With Mexico 2 months away, I still want to work on getting in shape and losing a few pounds for swimsuit weather! So, my training/workouts for this week went as followed:

Monday: Treadmill run- 3 miles
Tuesday: Off
Wednesday: Body Combat
Thursday: Body Pump and treadmill run- 3 miles
Friday: Off
Saturday: Weights at the gym with my husband
Sunday: Long run- 5 miles

I felt great the whole week with all of my workouts. Not too overwhelmed, except for those Valentine's I had mentioned for my son...finished dipping pretzels late Thursday night, putting on all of the little tags and tying all of the bows...super cute though, and the kiddos loved them!

Sunday's long run turned out to be only me and my BF Becki...our norm! We met at Grant's Trail at 7am and it was 28 degrees. Snowflakes were falling, but it was on of the pretty snows that actually made it fun to run! My first time running in really wasn't slippery, except for one little bridge we ran across. We talked most of the time, about our hubbies, our kiddos, Beck filled me in on church from Saturday night (felt like I got my church sermon for Sunday morning!). We did do 1/2 a Gu packet each halfway through...I really didn't want to, but Beck told me to just split one with her, so I did. We finished the 5 miles at right around 49 min 30 sec. We both felt great!!! This was the first time we had used Beck's Garmin 305 watch, and it was AWESOME! I can't wait to get one of my own.

For Valentine's Day, my husband bought me a new running outfit. It was really cute pink and black Under Armour (my favorite) shorts and a really cute pink running top to match that had "Run" across it! So cute! Can't wait for it to warm up so I can wear it.

I swear, Under Armour is one of my most favorite clothing to wear when I work out or run. The cold gear is AMAZING and I love the way the warm gear keeps me nice and cool when my temp starts to rise. Plus, with me being 5'8, all of their pants are long enough and the sleeves on their shirts fit just right. You would think me and Becki were sponsered by Under Armour when we do our runs...we are dressed head to toe! I LOVE IT!!!
So, off to start week 2 of training...Body Combat tonight, and possibly a 3-4 mile run on the treadmill. We will see!
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Anonymous said...

awesome job! love the pics! I love Body Pump. I'm a Body Attack you ever take it?

Stephanie said...

Yes, I use to go to Body Attack all of the time until Gold's started Body Combat, and I am addicted!!! Plus, they only offer Body Attack a few times a week and it's not at times that are good for me. I LOVE Body Combat is great for getting my arms in shape...which I need!
Thanks again for following my blog!

Running Diva Mom said...

Thanks for your post on my blog. You definitely can lose the weight by then. I've never tried WW online. I always needed meetings to hold me accountable. It's been difficult getting to my meetings with my kids in the morning now (and in Winter!), so I started tracking my progress on my blog. Everyone's comments really have motivated me the past two months. I didn't think that "strangers" could hold me accountable, but they do to a point. Good luck. I look forward to following your journey!!

Sunflower Kisses said...

You definitely should get a Garmin. Try looking online. My boyfriend found one and gave it to me for my birthday and I love it!
It keeps me accountable for every mile I logged and every mile I try to cheat myself out of. :)