Philly Half Marathon Training: Week 2

So I’ll admit right now that this past week of training wasn’t the best. A few skipped workouts…I hope Coach Marc won’t be too mad ;)

My uncle has been visiting from Paraguay so we have been showing him around. On Wednesday, we took him to the beach and spent the day there. That afternoon we had a memorial service to go to, so it was a busy day. Nonetheless, I did swim in the ocean for about 20 minutes – that counts as cross-training right?

One thing I’m proud of is the fact that I got up Friday morning and ran! I woke up, did my warm-up, and was out the door for an easy 3 mile run.

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Okay, I’ll admit it was nice to have my run done before work. I may try to start doing this more often but no promises on if I can drag myself out of bed in the AM.

I did lift two times last week too. My sister has been lifting with me and her goal is to get stronger in the bench press – and she has! Isn’t it amazing how fast your muscles adapt and get strong? But let’s not talk about how fast you get out of shape too…because running wise I have been feeling so out of shape!

Okay this week I will do better. Here’s the plan:

Monday: upper body + cycling

Tuesday: lower body + 3 mile run

Wednesday: Off

Thursday: upper body + 3 mile run

Friday: lower body + 3 mile run

Saturday: 35 min. swim

Sunday: 4.5 mile run

Even though I’ve been running more consistently, I still can’t imagine running a half marathon in November yet. I know I’ll get there but right now 3-4 miles is tough. I mean I can do it, but I feel winded and slow as molasses. But I guess you gotta start somewhere!

Do you have a hard time getting back into shape after a break? 

Who’s running any races soon? I’m looking for a 5K race to do in the next few weeks!

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