Today’s 1/2 Marathon Training Update
When I started my training 4 weeks ago: I was able to jog 1.6 miles as a walk/jog combo in approximately 25 minutes. I’m jogging in the desert with changes in elevation so a little different than jogging on a flat road.
# of Days this week: 2
# of Miles this week: 6
Average time: 47 min
Total # of Miles: 27
Challenges: This was a tougher week. It was the first day since starting my training that I missed a run. To be completely transparent, it was the week of my cycle which is always a challenging week to work out in any fashion due to headaches and such. I was grateful to get in what I did.
I switched to thinner socks and loosened my shoe laces a bit and the numbness I had been feeling in my feet went away. I switched my route so that the large hill is at the end and the calves weren’t hurting as bad.
- No more ankle pain.
- No more numb toes and feet.
- In 4 weeks, I’ve only missed one run.
- Now running no less than 2 miles for every run.
Plan for this week:
- I have 2 two miles runs and a 3 mile run scheduled this week.
- Keep up a steady pace.
That’s my update for the week. I’ll see you next week!
I’d like to challenge you to come along for the ride. If you have a big goal you are hoping to accomplish by Jan of 2013, share it here along with your progress along the way.