Saturday, April 20, 2013

Training for a half marathon by running once a week

I haven't posted in awhile, but I'm coming back to blogging because I'm doing a fitness experiment.  I am training for a half-marathon by only running once a week.  I am increasing my mileage by 10% each week and plan to run my first half in September or October--still haven't decided for sure which race I will do.

In addition to my once a week runs, I will continue to do Jillian Michaels' workouts, other similar workouts, pilates, yoga, ballet, etc.  

This week I did 3.6 miles...

We shall see how it goes :).


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Happy New Year! & Active Day 1

This year, I'm going for 150 Active Days.  It doesn't matter if I workout once or 5 times a day, individual workouts no longer matter.  I want to complete 150 Active Days, and I'm going to!

My other fitness goal is to run a half-marathon.  I play to run for the first time in weeks on Saturday--a short 2 miles.  I gotta work my way back up to my previous mileage without rushing.  Otherwise, there will be more heartache.

Today, I did Ripped in 30 Week 1 and it was TOUGH!  I am very out of shape muscle-wise and definitely running-wise after my break to nurse my hurt foot.  I haven't been diligent with my glucosamine chondroitin either so my ankles were hurting a bit too.

I think I needed a break after being so hardcore most of the year.  Now hopefully I'm back on track.