Following through with some accountability, so here’s a recap of my workouts for last week. Before I list it out, I should explain that my training schedule looks different than the last time that I posted. Part of my goal while training for the full is that I continuously evaluate what I’m doing to listen to my body and my old schedule just wasn’t working. I felt that only doing a few 30-minute runs a week with one long run wasn’t helping my body to prepare and I felt tired, stressed, and apprehensive of adding more mileage. I did some research and decided to switch to the Hal Higdon Novice 1 schedule. So far- about 3 months into it- I am loving it. Technically I  just finished week 7 of the schedule but I’m accounting for the 3 weeks that I was in Colorado. I wasn’t able to keep up with all my miles while out there  but I was able to get a good amount in. I think over the 3 weeks I was able to get 21 miles in, which is actually what I average per week at home but I am learning to give myself grace- and the climate/altitude differences are no joke!

Monday 1/11: Rest

Tuesday 1/12: 4 miles, 35:28

Wednesday 1/13: 6 miles, 57:05; Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30, Week 1; foam rolled, 15 minutes

Thursday 1/14: 3 miles, 28:37; Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 Week 1

Friday 1/15: Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30, Week 1; foam rolled ,15 minutes

Saturday 1/16: 12 miles, 2:02:35

Sunday 1/17: Jillian Michael’s Ripped in 30 Week 1


Totals: Running= 25 miles, 4 hours 8 minutes; Workout =2 hours
I’m hoping to add some yoga in during this upcoming week. I’m also researching the best nutritional aids for my longer runs… Goos, gels, beans…. Any suggestions?