My 4th week of building a base to prepare for half-marathon training has come to a close. These 4 weeks went by so fast but I’m feeling like I am ready to jump into training. I think I did just enough to feel ready for training without overdoing it. For the most part, I feel like I have a good routine down. Let’s take a look at base building week 4.
Weekly Run Down
Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: 3.75 Miles with 6 x 2 Minutes Hard, 1 Minute Easy + Core Work
Wednesday: Strength Training + Foam Rolling
Thursday: 3 Easy Treadmill Miles + Short Yoga Session
Friday: 20 Minutes Spinning + Strength Training
Saturday: 7 Miles
Sunday: 3.25 Easy Miles + Hip/Glute Exercises
This was a weird week because I had a different work schedule. I liked doing my harder run earlier in the week (Tuesday instead of Wednesday) but I didn’t like strength training the day before my long run. It will happen sometimes and I will just need to adjust my long run. Luckily, 7 miles isn’t all that long!
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We also had a lot of rain this week. Somehow I still managed to get most of my runs done outside. Overall it was just dreary and gross. It looks like next week won’t be much better. While I am grateful that this winter has been pretty mild, I think I’d prefer a little snow over all this rain.
This was week 4 of my strength training plan, so I increased some of my reps. I guess you can say I got in a yoga session, but does 7 minutes of yoga even count? On the day I was supposed to do yoga I was very short on time but managed to find a “Yoga for Runners” by Yoga with Adrienne that was 7 minutes long, so I figured something was better than nothing.
Lately my favorite runs of the week have been my Sunday easy runs. I’ve been doing them later in the mornings when it’s light out which is a nice change from my dark runs in the early morning. Knowing the week of training is behind me I just take them nice and easy and try to relax. I’m hoping I can continue to get outside for these runs!
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How were your workouts last week?
Would you rather have a little snow or a lot of rain?
Does 7 minutes of yoga even count as yoga?