Monday, April 9, 2012

Half Marathon Training: Week 6


Week 6 of training for the Divas Hall Marathon was a good week. I still feel like I'm behind after dealing with a urinary infection in week 4, but I tried to focus on what I COULD DO instead of what I SHOULD DO.

My goal was to get all of my workouts in. However, I did miss my Tuesday workout because my Ladybug (almost 5 years old) was under the weather & needed extra mama time. Just part of being flexible & keeping priorities in check.

Monday: 2.5 mile run in the a.m., then a 30 minute power walk in the evening
Tuesday: missed workout
Wednesday: 2.3 mile run
Thursday: light strength workout
Friday: cardio/strength circuits
Saturday: 6.2 mile run
Sunday: rest day

I don't know if it was adding strength training back in or if I'm finally recovered, but by Saturday my energy was almost 100% again, which was a great feeling! I think I could have run farther on Saturday, but I didn't want to risk injury.

My goal for this week will be to get my mileage back up to where it should be. Originally this was scheduled as a step-back week, with a 5k race this Saturday. I'm still running the 5k, but I'll tack on a few extra miles afterward to get me close to 15 miles for the week.


  1. WOW you have a great plan! I'm with you that skipping workouts leads to less energy. I love your plan- it's just awesome!

  2. Have I told you lately how AMAZING you are and that I'm so proud of you for everything you're accomplishing?! Remember about a year and a bit ago when I mentioned the 10k being your next goal after you got comfortable with 5k distances and you laughed? And here you are in half mary territory! I don't want to say "I told you so" so I will just say "Look who's laughing now?!"

  3. You are rockin' it! I've been missing out on my 5K training because my little guy has been sick for a few days. I can't wait to start it up again!

  4. Always inspired by you! Yes, very important to focus on the moment and what can be done... 'should' doesn't help matters. So, so proud of your running and what you have accomplished. Keep rockin' it!

  5. Heather, your AM runs and workouts continue to be an inspiration to me :) Glad to hear that you are feeling better, you are doing awesome!

  6. I love that you are focusing on what you can do rather than what you missed. As moms we sometimes forget about it being okay to do that.
    You are awesome!

  7. Look at all that progress!! Amazing! I hope to be where you are some day!!!!

  8. As always, I love your plans! Best of luck on your race!

  9. wow.. that's alot of miles to conquer but i know you can do. You're a strong woman and a great inspiration. Glad you're feeling better.

  10. That is so great that you focused on what you could do and not should have done. I tend to do that and end up bringing myself down with it. Thanks for the inspiration!