Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Training

Happy Tuesday loves!

Getting a MUCH needed day off today. I only worked Sat, Sun, and Mon - but Sun, I got worked. I feel like I already accomplished the half-marathon with how much I was running around work all day. I even had the worst headache imaginable from having to use my memory skills all day. whining...

Moving on..

So last night I decided to brew up my own half marathon training schedule. I've been researching different ones from different sources for inspiration and added a little bit of my own personal taste to it. I probably should have started heavy about 3 weeks ago, and although I still manage to work out every day (with a couple rest days) I think I will be ok as long as I stick to it.

Without further ado, here is how I am training for the Hibiscus Half Marathon!

*Disclaimer: I am not a running, training, or fitness professional (yet). This is just my personal training schedule.*


Like I said, I probably should've given myself longer than 7 weeks, but I think it will be ok. One thing I'm nervous about, is the trail runs up the steep hill of Diamond Head, and I'm not used to running hills so that will definitely be involved in my training. I picked Sundays as my rest day because I will be in the midst of my work week, and Game of Thrones comes on that night.

I will be checking in weekly (hopefully daily) with my training and will also include recipes and vlogs along the way. I'm super excited about this upcoming event! Not only is it for a good cause, but I will finally be able to cross it off my bucket list :) Yay me!

I've been seeing a lot of positive reviews on a product called ENERGYbits and am contemplating giving it a try. I also am trying to find the perfect protein powder for my shakes. RUNNERS - any suggestions?

Have you ever trained for a long distance run? If so how did it go? Use any supplements for the race? Let me know if you have any tips for me :)

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5 comments:

Brenda Breland said...

For running and just training you should try the GP products. They are all natrual/organic and they consist of an energy, hydration, and recovery! I LOVE LOVE them I dont do a run/workout without them!

Love reading your blog girl!

Robin said...

Slightly off-topic question, but I was wondering...do you believe in counting calories? I have gone back-and-forth with it. I understand how it helps portion control but I also end up spending so much time obsessing over how close I am to my daily limit!

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

You are going to ROCK it, I can not wait to keep track of your progress!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said...

You are going to ROCK it, I can not wait to keep track of your progress!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Kristine -Heart Shaped Sweat said...

Looks good girl! I have no doubt that you will do your best through all the training and on race day!! The first time I hiked diamond head I "demanded" we go back and run it, how awesome was that day :)) You're gonna rock this race, so excited for you! We use the whey protein by GNC, honestly it's worth every penny - works really well and blends nicely, taste better than any other brand we've ever tried. (you can also add a glutamine powder to your shakes to help with any muscle soreness). Annnnnd, I want to hear all about the energybits if you try them!