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?