Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Training Week Five

What a week! I did my longest run of training so far (8 miles) and felt absolutely amazing during it. I also had a great interval workout on Wednesday that made me feel like I'm really getting into shape and it feels INCREDIBLE. Here is my week of workouts:

10/10/11: Stretching and 1 hour of strength














10/12/11: Treadmill intervals: 1 mile warmup at 9:00/mile pace, 7x400 at 7:00/mile pace, cool-down at 10:00/mile pace in between each, 1 mile cool-down at 10:00/mile pace. Total of 5.5 miles

10/13/11: Unfortunately my watch died half way through the run (I need to remember to always keep it charged!) so the rest of my run is highlighted in green. Total of 30 minutes, so I'm guessing a little over 3 miles.
1 hour of strength

10/14/11: Rest
10/15/11: PSU 23 - Purdue 18
10/16/11: Rest (Study Day..ew)














This is going to be an easier week of training and I definitely need it! It's been a lot of hard work and my body is so sore. I'm loving adding mileage every week, so I can't wait to keep going!

Here is my schedule for the upcoming week:
6
Stretch &
Strengthen
4 m run
40 min tempo
3 m run +
strength
Rest or easy run
Rest
10-K Race

Nittany Valley Half Marathon: 45 days
Pittsburgh Marathon: 199 days

Monday, October 10, 2011

Training Week Four

Hello! What a challenge this week was! Not only did I have to deal with a hectic exam and project week, it was a very busy week with other activities like band and dinners with my college. Unfortunately, this definitely affected my workouts this week and I got a bit off track. I also have a mild calf injury and had to rest it Saturday and Sunday (marching pre-game and half time didn't exactly help either..) One bad week won't bring me down though and this week I'm going to push myself to the limit to make up for it!

Here was my week:

10/3: stretching and 1 hour lifting














10/5: ran without the watch, 30 minutes of running
















10/7: 3 mile run (above), 2 hours of rock climbing
10/8: PSU 13- Iowa 3!!

I finally figured out how to use the GPS feature of my watch and can map out the runs, alone with pace during the run, on nikeplus.com! Now I can document and keep track much better.

Also, Friday I went rock climbing for the first time! It was such a tough workout but a lot of fun. I'll definitely be going back a lot!

Here is my schedule for this week, week 5! Almost half-way done with training so it's time to kick it into high gear!
5
Stretch &
Strengthen
4 m run
7 x 400 5-K pace
3 m run +
strength
Rest
3 m pace
8 m run

Nittany Valley Half Marathon: 54 days
Pittsburgh Marathon: 207 days

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Training Week Three

"STAND UP and FINISH what you started" Bob Harper

This was a really rough but fun week. I had 4 exams, countless hours of homework, 2 presentations and band practice. On the weekend I went camping for the first time ever, which was so much fun! I also incorporated an aerobic class at Penn State into my workout, which was a great change of pace and really enjoyable! I'll try to add another in the next week.

9/26: stretching and light plyometrics

9/27: 3.5 mile run: 27:00, 8:00/mile
















9/28: 6x400 repeats on treadmill with 1 mile warm-up and 1 mile cool-down

9/29: 3.5 mile run: 30:00, 8:32/mile
Step Aerobics class- 45:00











9/30, 10/1: REST and CAMPING!

10/2: 4.25 mile run: 38:47, 9:07/mile


















Here's next week's schedule:
4
Stretch &
Strengthen
3.5 m run
35 min tempo
3 m run +
strength
Rest
3 m run
7 m run

Happy Valley Half Marathon: 61 days
Pittsburgh Marathon: 214 days