So today was NOT the kick off to Half Marathon training, I start tomorrow. I decided to use the first plan I was originally going to use, that ends with 12 miles not 10. I’d like to know I could get closer to 13.1 than 10 would have left me with. So, today I met up with my friend Carol, and her daughter, Katherine, at Planet Fitness. Katherine is a runner, (a marathoner) and going to college on a scholarship from running. She showed us some great core exercises and I swear she was trying to kill us! Haha! I know I’ll feel my core in the morning! I know I need to work on the core though, it’s very important for the running and I need to get RID of this tummy.
So while there I also walked on the treadmill and used the Jacob’s Ladder (or stair climber). I love that thing! I walked up 20 flight of stairs! I didn’t run today, but I did walk and talked to Carol at the same time, which was really nice.
My Polar HRM when I was all done with everything at PF. Not bad for an hour workout.
Tomorrow I start HM training with an easy 3 mile run. So nothing new really from what I’ve already been doing. It will be scary in a few weeks when I start to do 5+ miles which I haven’t done in a long time, or when I get to higher than 7 miles, which I’ve never done before. Ever. Longest I’ve done is 7. I know if can do 7 I can do 13.1, just need to trust my training plan.
My husband also took me shopping today and bought me a pillow for my iPad (so it props it up when I’m in bed) and some new boots! I needed nice dressy brown boots without a heel. If you know me at all, you know I hate walking in heels.
So, today was an excellent day…topped off by a 15 minute massage after my workout!! WOOP!
Look for tomorrow’s update on the first day of HM training!! Here we go…on the crazy train!