Even the most well though-out plan eventually requires some adjustments, and a half marathon training plan is no exception.We’re about halfway through the grueling #sub2crew training and some minor changes have made a huge difference! Not in our pace – we’ve stayed very consistent to our prescribed pace on both long and shorter runs! (Small victories, right?) This week, for example:
Run, 3 miles at 9:15 avg Yoga, 30 min.
Day #2: Run, 5 miles at 9:20 avg (actual pace 9:13)
Day #3: Run, 4 miles at 9:00 avg (actual pace 9:48)
Day #4: Run, 9 miles at 9:10 avg (TBD)
Plus 2 days of cross training (currently planks and push-ups for me, though looking to incorporate more weights again).I have gotten that 4th run in about every other week and my legs can feel the difference. Adding just 3-4 more miles per week doesn’t sound like a lot when we’re averaging around 16-20/week this month but dropping the shortest run and using that time for yoga has made a huge difference recently. I’m looking forward to alternating between my 30 minute yoga DVD and a 90 minute one that’s much more intense, depending on our mileage that week. I never realize how tight I really am until I get my yoga mat out!This morning’s run was slower than prescribed due to slippery, slushy road conditions. As pretty as some of the scenery was, I am So Ready for Spring! (Can we hold the Groundhog responsible for this “snow in March” business after he claimed spring was on it’s way??)Happy Happy Happy Birthday to our sweet friend Michelle! Celebrating with cookies for breakfast counts as carb-loading, right? She told me recently that the Thinking Out Loud Thursday posts are her favorite – so I’m linking up with Amanda today especially for Michelle’s birthday! :)What cross-training activities do you enjoy? I honestly have a hard time slowing down for yoga but there’s no question I run better when I stay consistent with my downward dogs!
Favorite birthday treat?? I am often near a beach on/around my birthday since it usually falls over spring break so I love to indulge in some delicious key lime pie! (bonus if it’s frozen, covered in chocolate and on a stick … but I’ve only ever seen that in Destin, FL!)