With it being Wednesday, it also is training recap for me. I'm currently training for the Dumbo Double Dare during the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend, where I will be running a 5K, 10K and half marathon over the course of 2 days. Thusly, proper training is absolutely necessary.
Yeah, I'm excited about this baby!
My training schedule for this past week was:
Tuesday: Run 30 minutes
Thursday: Run 30 Minutes
Saturday: Walk 1 Mile
Sunday: Run 8 Miles
This week was the first to have back-to-back training days to start getting your body primed for the rigors of the race weekend.
Tuesday's training...second verse, same as the first. Didn't happen. I didn't run. I was supposed to go to Zumba that day, but I wasn't feeling well, so I went home and took it easy.
Thursday was supposed to be a shake out run for me in preparation for the Rock and Roll half marathon on Saturday. It didn't happen though, I can't remember why, but...oh yeah, now I remember. It was pouring cats and dogs all day and that evening after work I was going to my friends birthday celebration. It was a good time and I hadn't seen these ladies in forever, so it was some much needed catching up.
Which brings me to Saturday. I ran the Rock and Roll half marathon on Saturday, so I figured my training was set for the weekend. I didn't do any back-to-back training this weekend because I wanted to be fresh for the race and I didn't want to overdo it by running the next day. Recovery was first and foremost on my mind, simply because if I push too hard I could injure myself and run the risk of not being able to participate in this race weekend at all.
That's my training for this week, nothing great, but I did run a half marathon, so that should account for something, right? This coming week will be the true entry into this training schedule with back-to-back running in the coming weeks. It's exciting and daunting all at the same time.
Now it's your turn: How is your training going? Have you run on back-to-back days before? How do you prepare your body for that type of training?