Monday, April 23, 2012

Half-Marathon Training...Week 3

Sunday--Rest Day.  I definitely hurt so it's good I am able to take a day off to just recover from my 5k and rest up for the week ahead.

Monday--Ran 4.23 (48 minutes) miles on the dread-mill at the local YMCA.  I Absolutely detest running on the 'mill, it hurts my feet and legs more for some odd reason, plus I don't get anywhere.  I like to run with a destination in mind, arrive there, and then run back to where I started from.  I'm weird like that.

Tuesday--Ran 6.0 miles (66 minutes). This time I took it outside even though the weather wasn't that nice. The skies were overcast and there was a light drizzle at the start of the run, but it cleared and was nice on the way back, although the sun didn't make an appearance.

Wednesday--Rest Day. I just relaxed most of the day, plus it was pouring outside, so it turned out to be a great day to rest.

Thursday--Cross Training with J.  20 minutes of high intensity exercises.  Frog squat jumps, karaokes, lunges, sprints, and jogging backwards.

Friday--Ran 3.7 miles (50 minutes).  I didn't get to run until about 2pm so I had to deal with the sun and heat for the first time.  It was about 82 degrees but there was a wind so it wasn't all bad.  I ran out of water on the way back, so I stopped in at my neighborhood market for some water and a potty break.  Used sunscreen but still got burned. Lessons learned, don't run in the mid-day sun, take more water, and use better sunscreen.

Saturday--Rest Day. Rode my cruiser "Choncho" with my daughter M for about an hour and a half.  It was about 10 or more miles in all. I guess you could call this a cross train day as well as a rest day. 

Miles Ran-13.93
Miles Biked-10+  

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  1. I'm with you on treadmill running. I take it outdoors whenever I can!

  2. Sounds like a very productive week of training :)


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