{Training Day: Week 1}

Monday, December 28, 2009

For those of you that have said you care about fitness tips and workouts, I am going to start a weekly update on where I am for my 1/2 marathon in April... for others who don't, I promise not to focus on this too much and turn into a "crazy running person" like my roomie said-haha!
This week, my goal is to run a total of 11 miles--here is the breakdown:

12/28 - rest {I ran 4 miles yesterday so I will go ahead and give myself a free pass today}
12/29 - rest
12/30 - Hard Run: 4 miles @ 9:50
12/31 - rest {with the holiday, I need to celebrate} =)
1/1 - rest
1/2 - Easy Run: 3 miles @ 10:30
1/3 - Medium Run: 4 miles @ 10:10
**I created this training schedule based on my individual needs online at Runner's World... if you're thinking about training for any type of running event/diet and exercise plan/etc., register online--it's free and there are so many helpful resources to help you get started!

And here is my weekly tip: I always eat fairly well throughout the week, but when my weekends roll around, I pig out like food is going to disappear-- here are a few quick fixes:  

  • Work out on the weekend {even if just one day}

  • Watch what you drink... choose lower calorie options like light beer, wine, and stay away from sugar-packed concoctions like margaritas and martinis

  • When eating out, plan what you order BEFORE you go--check out this website which gives caloric info for hundreds of restaurants

  • If you splurge, go all out for one meal and then get back on the train!


  1. OMGosh....you know what I needed girl! Love it! Good luck with the marathon and I'm going to check out those sites! Hope your having a great day! xoxo

  2. Yay! You are already more structured than I am with my running :)Runners World is a great site for tips and inspiration. Good luck with the training!

  3. Good luck on your training. I just ran Charlotte Thunder Road in early December. It was a great experience (check out my blog for a play-by-play). Keep up your training and you will do just fine come April! Love your blog - I'm a new follower. :)

  4. Good luck with your training! You should totally keep blogging about this to get me motivated ;)

  5. I agree. It will keep me motivated for my running schedule. Good luck girl!

  6. good for you!
    I really need to get back into running! as soon as my ankle heals im back on it! :)

  7. good luck!
    that is an amazing undertaking and I am so excited for you... reminds me that i've been wanting to start training and get back to running too..maybe this post will push me to start running again! :) hehe.but well see.:)

  8. Thanks for the tip on Runners World! Good luck with the marathon training! I just signed up for a 10k April, hope to hear more about your training to keep me motivated!