So, I’m officially registered for the Women’s Fitness Half Marathon on April 14. I’m trying an entirely different training program for this race than I have for my previous 2 half marathons. This one is FIRST which was suggested by Karla who doesn’t know who I am, but very nicely responded to my request on her blog for info on how to get faster.
However, I’m doing a modified FIRST. The program for a half marathon is 16 weeks long. I don’t have 16 weeks. I have 12. Since week 1 starts off with an 8 mile long run, I don’t think I have to worry about my legs not getting the distance it. I think it just means I may not hit the speed that the full program could help me achieve. No worries, I’ll still have more half marathons to get faster for.
Another modification is the cross-training. The program is essentially 3 days of different types of key runs and 2 days of cross-training. In order to get fit, I actually have a trainer (whom I can’t afford, but hey, racking up those flyer miles!) and the workouts I do with/for him are different than the biking/swimming cross-training suggestions. They are also more frequent. But hey, my goal is to get stronger, fitter and faster, so I don’t think (hope) that this modification will hurt me.
My training recaps for the week will consist of my running and my other training schedules. Hopefully I can figure out a way to sum up my sessions without them being dragged out…or I can just say a day was PT (personal trainer) and assume that I worked my butt off to the point of collapsing.
I’m also going to throw in my dinner for that night. Why? Not because I’m eating particularly healthy (my eating habit have gotten better though). But, because this blog is meant to hold me accountable for my training, but I also want it to hold me accountable for my cooking. I love to cook, I do. But much like my workouts, there are too many days when I come home from work and I’m “tired”, so rather than working out or cooking dinner, I order a pizza and watch TV. Very bad habits. Now, with respect to the cooking, keep in mind, it’s just Doug and I, so there are often leftovers which will last us a while. For example, I just made chili on Sunday, we have enough to last a week. By the way, if anything I make sounds yummy and you want to give it a try, let me know I and I will post the recipe
There you have it. the run down of future training/cooking recaps.