My first official week of training went well, with the exception of Saturday. But part of that was the weather & since I don't have any control over that, I'm not going to dwell on it. I have confidence in my training plan even if I don't have confidence in my body's ability right now. The main reason that confidence wavers is because of my weight.
Yes, I am hoping that I'll lose weight in the process of training for my first half marathon. But I'm also realistic in that I know my body & it likes to lose weight slowly. The question in my head is: will being 50 lbs overweight put me at higher risk for injury? So I am amending my goals for the training & running of my first half to include remaining injury-free.
My workouts for last week were:
Monday: 3 mile run with interval training
Tuesday: cardio/ strength training class
Wednesday: 3 mile tempo run
Thursday: power walk, full body strength training
Saturday: 5.8 mile run in the rain
Sunday: rest day
I want to incorporate more strength training, especially core work, so I'll be extending my Tues/Thurs workouts to at least 60 minutes. Also, my cardio/strength training class partner can now only meet on Tuesdays so I'll either do a video that includes strength training or do a Workout Trainer app workout on Thursdays. The rest of the schedule will remain the same as above.
13.1 miles seems very daunting right now. Do you ever set goals that scare the crap out of you?