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My 1/2 Marathon Progress – Week 3

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My 1/2 Marathon Progress – Week 3

Today’s 1/2 Marathon Training Update

When I started my training 3 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. (Here’s the story behind the journey).

# of Days this week: 3

# of Miles this week: 5

Average time: 23 min

Total # of Miles: 17.8

Challenges: I’ve been having a lot of pain while jogging in my calves and ankles. I feel it’s most likely just due to the fact that these muscles aren’t used to being worked in this way. Motivation is still going ok.  I have my first longer run today so I’m excited to see how that goes.

I haven’t eaten well all week. That will be an important step to put back into my routine this week.

  • I’m still here.
  • I discovered I can run a full 1/2 mile now on a flat surface (no rocky hills). That’s a big improvement.
  • I’m regularly mixing in elliptical and weight training on my non-running days.

Plan for this week:

  • Today is first 3 mile run.
  • Increase average run from 1.6 miles to 2 miles.
  • Keep time under 30 min for 2 mile jog.

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.


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Nicole Bandes

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2 Comments so far:

  1. Shawn says:

    I am with you all the way! Only I’ll follow in the car. lol I don’t jog or run but I would like to take up walking to help with weight issues. But I keep coming up with excuses so …I guess when I want it bad enough I’ll do something about it. Congrats on all your hard work and keep us updated on your achievements.

  2. Nicole Bandes says:

    Shawn, I don’t jog or run either. Hubby will go jogging sometimes and I would get winded after the first 100 ft! Yep, wasn’t a pretty picture. But yes, I decided I wanted it bad enough.

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