Sunday 14 mile long run
Monday 50 minutes elliptical
60 minutes power yoga
Tuesday 20 minutes yoga in the morning before work
4 mile tempo run after work
40 pushups, 20 pullups, 15 divebombers, and 30 box jumps while making supper
Thursday 7 miles of intervals
Friday 5 easy miles
Saturday yoga in the morning
25 minutes rowing
Runs 30 miles in 4 runs
Strength 1.. oops but the power yoga Monday was like strength training
Rowing 25 minutes
Elliptical 50 minutes
How I think training is going.. overall pretty good. This was not a training cycle where I emphasized a lot of speed training or hills the goal was overall to get to the start line and cross the finish.
As the half marathon gets closer I have to keep reminding myself of that. That competitive part of me wants to go for it.
My motivation right now is coming from my upcoming half of course, but also partially from the weather this week that has skipped the 80s and shot straight into the 90s.. HOT. My favorite time of day to run is to get out before the sun comes up so I can be out running to really savor the sunrise.
My quick tips for getting out the door for early morning runs
- have your clothes laid out the night before
- better yet go to sleep in them
- unless your internal alarm clock goes off somewhere between 3:30 and 4:05 like mine does, set an alarm
- have anything you are taking with you laid out (watch, water bottle, fuel, bear spray, etc) the less time you have to spend searching for things the sooner you get out the door
- DO NOT SIT DOWN AT THE COMPUTER I can't tell you how many pre dawn runs I have ruined, by just sitting down to check out Facebook. It can be such a time suck!
- Don't give yourself an option. The decision has already been make..do it!
My son and I went on a mother-son date last week and went to How to Train Your Dragon 2 in 3D
We had a blast and stuffed ourselves of movie popcorn.
What tips do you have for getting out the door for early morning runs?
your photos are unreal.ReplyDelete
I am TERRIBLE at running in the morning. The few times I succeeded it was because i slept in my clothes--- mentally it does help!
I am not a pre-dawn runner. I don't like the eeriness of being out there alone! Movie popcorn is the best! I bet your son enjoyed his time with mom!ReplyDelete
I could run early before baby #2, now she just sucks the life I mean sleep out of me.ReplyDelete
I love running first thing in the morning! However my internal alarm clock definitely doesn't go off that early :) And, I agree, you can't get on the computer!ReplyDelete
Wow gorgeous pictures!ReplyDelete
I'm a morning runner in the summer and on school days that I won't have time in the evening. I prefer mornings, but evenings tend to work better during the school year.ReplyDelete
I am definitely NOT a morning run person and it doesn't matter what I try, I have the hardest time waking up early to go running. BUT I have never tried going to sleep in the clothes I'll be wearing next morning. Have to try that!ReplyDelete
Beautiful big prairie sky! Love early morning runs... cooler and fresher.ReplyDelete
Ha you're right FB and the blog are a big time suck! I have to not let that happen too much!ReplyDelete
Confessions of A Mother Runner
Only run in the morning (could never get up at pre-dawn though) on weekends because I had tried to go to the gym in the morning a few summers ago and just found myself pooped out afterwards during breakfast and unable to get up and go to work.ReplyDelete
I did freak out a bit when I saw the words "bear spray". We have bears in the area as well and maybe pre-dawn running isn't the best for me...