Sunday, January 7, 2018

Shamrock'n Half Marathon Training Week 1: 1/1-1/7

It's week one of Shamrock'n Half marathon training! I took a break from my weekly wrap posts after CIM. I continued running but since I wasn't training for anything, I just didn't blog about it. Also with the holidays and all, it was nice to take a little break. For this training cycle, I signed up for Fleet Feet Davis's half marathon training group. It's a perk for work and I figure it's a great way to meet more runners in the area. The training has coaches and they provide a training schedule, but since I am not starting from scratch and have already built a base (many who join these groups are beginners), I am modifying the schedule a bit. 

Here's a recap of what I did last week:

Monday 1/1 - 20 minute run.
Tuesday 1/2 - 3.1 miles with 8 year old while 6 year old biked.
Wednesday 1/3 - 4 miles.
Thursday 1/4 - 5 miles.
Friday 1/5 - 2 miles with the fam.
Saturday 1/6 - First run with the Fleet Feet training group. 5 miles were scheduled. It was a good run and it was a beautiful morning.
Sunday 1/7 - I didn't really have a goal distance for this run (I wanted to get a longer run in than the 5 miles I did yesterday.). I also wanted to run more miles since I'm doing the 40/80k Lululemon Strava Challenge. I ran with a friend for 4 miles and it was great chatting and catching up with her but as she left I felt great to continue. I ended up with 8.5 miles! 
I'd say training was really good running-wise but I do need to add some core and cross-training. It's scheduled in the plan, I just need to get it done. I'm hoping to do it this week.

As to the weekend, the highlight was visiting the Black Chasm Cavern on Saturday with the fam. I had heard about this place from a friend and it did not disappoint. I especially loved that it wasn't crowded and the kids had fun. It was neat seeing the formations and afterwards the boys panned for emeralds and gems. 
That pretty much sums up my week! Linking this post up with HoHo Runs and Taking the Long Way Home for their Weekly Wrap. 
Have a great week!

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