Half Marathon Training

I haven’t been feeling well for a few days.  I guess it is to be expected during pregnancy, but I still am itching to workout!  Most of my workout time has been spent sleeping which is good.  I hope to be back on my game tomorrow.

I have mentioned before that I was training for a half marathon when I found out I was pregnant.  I had never run more than 4 miles when I started training, but I knew I could do it with the right plan.  I used SmartCoach from Runner’s World to create my plan and had made it to 7 miles.  I looked at other plans, but I liked that this could be customized.  You enter a recent race length and time (or a recent run if you have no race to go by), the distance  and date you’re training for, intensity level, how many miles you currently run per week, and the day to do your long run.  I loved that I could set all of these and get something that would work for me without scaring me!

The schedule shows the run and pace for each running day and then includes rest or cross training days.  I was running 3 days, lifting 2, and doing 2-5 days of hot yoga.  It was a lot, which is why the yoga days varied so much.  I would see how I felt and always prioritize the running and lifting over the yoga.

I’m not sure if I have the desire to train for a half marathon again, but I would like to do a 10K at some point.  I don’t love running, but I enjoyed training with my husband toward a goal!  I ran a 5K back in June when I was about 17 weeks pregnant.  I did it faster than expected too!

Workout Sunday – 30 minute walk
No workouts since!

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