Sunday, May 30, 2010

Training schedule update!

Yesterday I ran 9 miles! Life has been busy and I've gotten a bit off schedule. So having this longer run under my belt gives me some confidence going into my half marathon late next month. This is also the longest distance I've run in over 3 years. I'm a bit sore today, but nothing terrible. I'm getting eager to feel strong on these long runs again.

I also picked up a pedometer over the weekend. I paid about $27 for a small, compact one. The beauty of this is I could just up and run without having to map a course ahead of time. I liked the freedom of running wherever I pleased, but still having the assurance I'd run the distance I'd needed to for the day. I finished the 9 miles in 1:33. Not bad considering the hills. I've really come far in the past 6 months, and I feel good! I still have a ways to go, but I feel I'm headed in the right direction.

This morning I laid out my month's worth of workouts. It's going to mean some serious dedication and effort to get there. Here's what I'm hoping to do:

5/31: No More Trouble Zones (Jillian Michaels' 40 minute workout)
6/1: 5 miles
6/2: Shred workout, Level 2 (Jillian Michaels' 20 minute workout)
6/3: 3 miles
6/4: REST
6/5: 11 miles
6/6: REST
6/7: No More Trouble Zones
6/8: 5 miles
6/9: Shred workout, Level 3
6/10: 3 miles
6/11: REST
6/12: Sound to Narrows or 8 mile run
6/13: REST
6/14: No More Trouble Zones
6/15: 5 miles
6/16: Shred workout, Level 2
6/17: 3 miles
6/18: REST
6/19: 6 miles
6/20: REST
6/21: No More Trouble Zones
6/22: 4 miles
6/23: Shred workout, Level 1
6/24: 2 miles
6/25: REST
6/26: REST
6/27: 13.1 Half Marathon!

I'll keep you posted if I decide to do the Sound to Narrows race.