It’s been so long (maybe two years?) since I’ve shared my half-marathon training, but I’ve missed it! Sharing how I train for a race helps keep me accountable and gives me the opportunity to offer any insight into what I learn along the way. I plan to share each week of the remaining eight or so weeks of training for the Chicago Half in September. I hope these inspire you to start training for a race or keep up with your own fitness goals. Since becoming a mom of two consistency in my workouts has been difficult for me, so if you’re also a mom I hope you know you’re not alone in struggling with finding time to work out.
Week 1 of training:
Monday: 3.75 miles on the treadmill.
Tuesday: Yoga at the gym. It was a flow class and we kept moving constantly while adding to our sequence. It was a challenging class.
Wednesday: Short core at-home workout. I did two sets of 20 reverse crunches, Supermans, crunches and side crunches.
Thursday: 3.75 miles. I meant to do at least 4, but I typically have to run after the girls’ bedtime, which means I am tired after a long day. I was still happy with the treadmill run. I incorporated a lot of things I used to do at Orangetheory, like all-outs.
Saturday: Swim with the girls. This wasn’t really a workout but I do have to keep up with both girls at once, so I ened up being exhausted afterward.
Sunday: 3.25-mile run. I was finally able to run outside, but it was HOT. I had planned to do 5 miles, but I didn’t bring water and I decided to cut my run short. Next week I plan to do 5 or 6 miles.
Week 1 mileage: 10.75
Reflections: I have to make time to run outside. Right now I do most of my runs on the treadmill because I can only find time to run after A’s bedtime but on weekends especially I need to run on pavement or a trail. It’s going to be a challenge to run during the summer heat. To me the mileage isn’t as important right now as the fact that I made it out the door.
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Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
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