2013 Disney Half Training: Week 1

by Stephanie on November 11, 2012 · 0 comments

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Projected Run Workouts:  4                Completed Runs:  3

Projected Strength Workouts:  3       Completed Strength Workouts:  2


The Rundown:

All in all, it was a pretty good week of training.  I didn’t complete all of the workouts I wanted to, but close.  I missed one of the Best Body Bootcamp workouts and my long run.  I figure I made at least some of that up by a massive amount of unpacking, cleaning, and organizing of my new townhouse apartment!

The Runs

The first week of Runner’s World Break 2:30 half marathon training program, which I’m following per my previous post, called for 4 easy runs.  This was just the first week to break you in.  As I mentioned in my post about the training program, they give a pace to shoot for on each run.  My goal is to stay within one minute of their pace.  I know that breaking 2:30 is a long shot for me given the current shape I’m in but I want to PR badly.

I’m going to talk pace during these next 10 weeks and I hope you’ll bear with me.  I’m slow.  I hope to get faster and faster but right now my paces might make you think I’m crawling.  Don’t judge… we all have a different starting point!

Their easy/long run pace for this training program is 12:47/mile.  My runs were right at about 13:13/mile.  I was happy with this.  I didn’t have time to fit in the long run this week so on Friday’s run I did the first mile at about an 11:15 pace and then slowed it down for the last couple of miles.  It felt good to run faster but I definitely need to work up to doing it for long periods of time.

Best Body Bootcamp

This bootcamp is hard!  After Tuesday’s workout my butt hurt for days because of a killer set of split squats.  I love having the strength workouts laid out for me though.  There is no question of what to do.  The workouts are tough and leave me sore but they are doable.  Tina really is a genius for putting this program together.

How is your training going?  What are you training for right now?

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