Remember that little 9 Week program I completed called Insanity? And remember how I kept you updated with my progress? And then remember when I announced that Mr. Stranded and I were going to run a 1/2 Marathon (13.1 miles?) Yes? Good.
Let's be honest - the blog updates were more for my benefit than yours. You were all so nice to check in, give me words of encouragement and keep me motivated! And to stay motivated and on track with the 1/2 marathon training, I decided to continue my once-weekly exercise update. This series will be called 1/2 Marathon Training Update and I will try to post it each Sunday after our long runs.
Unofficially, Mr. Stranded and I have been training for the 1/2 Marathon for the past month. Officially, our 10-Week training began last week. Essentially, we run three short runs per week (ranging from 3 miles to 5.5 miles each) and one long run each Sunday (5 miles to 12 miles).
Week 1 Tip
schedule, but don't let it make you crazy. A schedule is a great tool because it allows you to plan; planning helps ensure that you'll fit your runs in each week. However, if you need to rearrange a week's runs once in a while, don't fret about it. If you end up running 5 miles one day instead of 6, you'll be just fine.
Thanks, Sarah! This tip was greatly needed especially after the the past couple of weeks we've had! Between traveling for work, having out-of-town guests and celebrating our anniversary, there was quite a bit of rearranging going on lately. I'm hoping we'll be back on track these next few weeks coming up, but at least we made sure that reached our overall mileage at the end of each week, regardless of which days we ran to get there.
Runner's Pick of the Week
During Insanity, I always featured an Incentive Reward. There won't be any rewards this time around, but instead I will feature a particular item, product, etc. that I find helpful and useful for running.
This week's featured pick is Neutrogena Sport Face SPF 70+ Sunblock Lotion. I enjoy running outdoors, but want to protect my face and prevent any premature aging. This sunblock is sweat-proof without a heavy, greasy feel. If I only I could convince Mr. Stranded to lather up...
The race is on November 6th. Here we come!