I’ve set a goal for myself to run a half marathon before year-end. To meet this goal, I’ve signed up for the West Coast Half Marathon that’s going to happen in Sarasota in December, and I’ve started training. Each week, I’ll share my training objectives, as well as the results from the previous week. I’d also like to invite you to come run with me.
I’ve now got five weeks of training under my belt, and I’m starting to get into a good rhythm. I hit all my objectives this week, and am starting to put a little more focus on improving my running times.
Unfortunately, the humidity of the Florida Summer has gotten to be a little too much for me, so I’ve started to do some of my training on a treadmill at the gym. While not ideal for training for a half-marathon, it’s better than nothing, and this will at least allow me to continue to increase my run durations. In the Fall, when the weather becomes a little more bearable again, I’ll switch back to outdoor runs.
As a side note to my week six objectives, you’ll notice they’re a little changed up from the previous weeks, with a light workout on Friday and a rest day on Saturday . This is because the following sunday will be a 5k race.
Here are the results for week five-
WEEK 5 RESULTS
Sun: 5 mile run-COMPLETED
Mon: Rest- COMPLETED
Tue: 4 mile run- COMPLETED. I switched to doing my runs on the treadmill.
Wed: 2 mile run or cross-training- COMPLETED. I did Upright rows, deadlift, and box jumps.
Thu: 4 mile run- COMPLETED
Fri: Rest- COMPLETED
Sat: 40 min cross-training- COMPLETED. I did shoulder press, dumbell curls, and side planks.
AND HERE ARE MY OBJECTIVES FOR WEEK 6-
Sun: 6 mile run
Tue: 4 mile run
Wed: 2 mile run or cross-training
Thu: 4 mile run
Fri: Rest or easy 2 mile run
There’s plenty of time to train, and whether you’re an experienced runner or a beginner, I’d love to see you come do this race with me!