A couple of things:
1) I FINALLY updated my Half-Marathon Training page. I had seeeeriously slacked off on posting my runs there, but now everything’s up to speed. I don’t think anyone was reading that page, though, because nobody seemed to notice. Well I noticed, dammit!
2) Turns out Lemon-Face pissed me off so much on Day 28 that I lost count of how many days I’d been training. I accidentally had two Day 27s….which means I’ve actually been working out for a whole 24 hours more than I originally thought!
3) I was actually supposed to run 4 miles yesterday; not 3.5. I didn’t check Hal Higdon’s training plan before working out – my bad. Also, I just realized that I need to add four weeks of training to his schedule because I started training 18 weeks (instead of 12) before my half-marathon. Any ideas on what I should do? I’m considering adding in some of his intermediate-level weeks, since I feel like I fall right between the buttcheeks of being a novice and being intermediate. Thoughts? Opinions? Insults? Leave a comment.
Okay, back to biz. Since I did my run yesterday, today was my strength-training day. Here’s what I wore:
Also, as punishment (?) for cutting my run short yesterday, I scooted upstairs and ran a mile, with a .15 mile cool-down. I started at 6.0 mph and by the end I was doing 8.0 mph – not that impressive for a short distance, but it’s the fastest I’ve ever gone on a treadmill. I did not wear the sexy pajamas to the workout room, unfortunately.
I kept my strength-training simple: 3 sets of 12 right-leg lunges, left-leg lunges, squats, tricep dips, pushups and streamline jumps, followed by a set of 12-minute abs. I attempted to take a picture of each exercise. I failed:
Right. Let’s not do that again, mmmkay? My reason for being glad I worked out today is that I sorta-kinda felt like a real-ish athlete. I can feel my body getting stronger, finally, and I’m starting to think all of this hard work is going to pay off.
Do you ever do “make-up” runs or workouts? Or do you just let it slide? Because I seeeeriously wanted to let it slide today. I’m glad I didn’t though. Also: I’d love to hear any advice y’all have on how to add 4 weeks to my training.