I’m not sure where the time has gone but the semester is flying by! I’m post-spring break so cue the freakout over finals (in 6 weeks but still….). Life has been crazy busy but I’m ready to get back on the running train!
Although I’ve ran the Brooklyn Half for 3 years in a row (you can find my recaps here), I’m focusing on this one being my goal race. I signed up for this race back when it opened in January (sold out in less than an hour!). Thanks to a large class credit I had at JackRabbit I also signed up for a 10-week training class.
To get ready for training (in a group setting no less), my workouts this month consisted of:
3/8 – Sculpt Fusion at Uplift
3/9 – ran 4 miles
3/10 – Strength at Uplift then 45 minute beginner pilates class
3/11 – walked two miles (bc of tight calf issues)
3/13 – ran 4.25 miles
Week 1 – week of 3/14
Monday – rest
Tuesday – 40 minutes of Intermediate Pilates & ran 3.18 miles at 8:43 pace
Wednesday – ran 3.58 miles with the JackRabbit Half-Training group
Thursday – Sculpt Fusion at Uplift
Friday – ran 1.8 miles
Saturday – ran 4.93 miles at a 9:31 pace
Sunday – rest
I personally hate running with people but I find I really do push myself harder in a group. As I mentioned earlier, I’ll be training with the 10-week JackRabbit Half-Marathon group. Our first workout was last Wednesday and it was fun (I did want to die at the end but I blame that on stomach issues).
There are 2 workouts a week with the group and a few that you do on your own. The two workouts consist of one speed workout then a long run. I didn’t do my long run (5 miles) with the group this past weekend because of scheduling issues.
Since I might be doing a half-marathon the weekend of my birthday (April 15), I may be tacking on some extra miles to my long runs in the next couple of weeks so we’ll see!