As Anne pointed out on her blog, it is 41 days away from race day! Whoa. Where did that time go? I feel like Chicago has been buried under severe cold, blustery winds and snow foreverrr. Ugh. Needless to say, my half marathon training has been going well and I’ve stuck to my plan thus far! Kim help set up a training schedule for me, which has been super helpful!
So far, I’ve done a number of long runs (talked about here), and try to squeeze in 3-5 mile runs twice or three times during the weekdays.
Other weekdays are spent doing strength training or various group fitness classes…one of which was a barre class! I have been looking forward to finding a studio since the place I used to go to closed shop. I tried out a “Breaking down the Barre” class at Pure Barre and it was awesome! More info on that in another post…
(Photo courtesy of Pure Barre Deerfield)…that’s my foot on the right, next to the girl pointing…somewhere…hmmm!
Since I reported out through Feb 22, my long runs have been:
March 1: 8 miles (77 min)
March 8: 8 miles (76:30 min)
March 16: 7.6 miles (71 min)
March 22: 9 miles (85 min)
I have, however, been a bit of a running hermit. All of my long runs thus far have been on the treadmill. Quite frankly, the temps, combined with snow & ice, just don’t agree with my body..so to the ‘mill I went. Luckily, I’ve been doing lots of intervals and sprints to keep things interesting. Oh, and watching Real Housewives on Bravo.
Luckily, the weather for next weekend’s long run (10 miles) is looking nice and spring like, so I plan to hit the pavement with Kim so I can get used to outdoor conditions! So looking forward to it!
Training plans for this week include:
Monday: Tabata class
Tuesday: Muscle Sculpt class & 4-5 mile run
Wednesday: Core class & 3ish mile run
Thursday: Muscle Sculpt class
Friday: PowerPump class + 3ish mile run?
Sunday: 10 miles with Kim!
Are you training for any races this spring? How’s it going?