The half-marathon is a little over a week away!
I’ve been making my long runs a priority, but I’ve still been strugging with getting up before work on weekdays. Ugh! Weekday evenings are usually full with health coaching and teaching fitness classes, so working out in the mornings would be ideal.
However, I really hate working out at 5:30 a.m. My body just isn’t functioning at that time.
Stress was also an issue during week 12. I MUST manage my stress in the week leading up to the race!!
Here’s a look at the last two weeks of my training…
I got in all but one of my workouts this week! I missed a strength training workout. I set my alarm to get up early and go to a strength training class at my gym but….snooze.
I switched my long run to Friday because I was out of town all weekend and I knew I wouldn’t have the time or energy to run 9 miles.
Monday – rest
Tuesday – taught indoor cycling and water aerobics
Wednesday – rest
Thursday – 3 miles + core
Friday – 9 miles
Saturday – rest/walking around the zoo for 4 hours
Sunday – rest
Stress got the best of me. I slept through my alarm every morning and my evenings were packed full of work on my health coaching business and preparing for my Smoothies and Shopping Happy Hour.
On Monday, I realized that I scheduled my happy hour event Friday AND I had to go out of town Thursday and Friday for work. So I had to clean the house and get everything ready for the event by Wednesday night….on top of meeting with my health coaching clients and teaching fitness classes.
My stress manifested into a severe pain along the left side of my neck and upper back. The pain was so bad that I decided not to run on Saturday and do yoga instead.
I ended up skipping two 5-mile runs this week. Ugh! But I ran 11 miles on Sunday, and I felt pretty good. My upper back hurt for the first couple of miles, but it seemed to go away or I was focused on other things.
Monday – taught strength training class (was sore for 3 days!!…so many squats and lunges)
Tuesday – taught cycling and water aerobics
Wednesday – rest
Thursday – rest
Friday – 3 miles
Saturday – yoga class
Sunday – 11 miles
Are you training for a half-marathon? How’s your training going?