So we’re a bit between training periods right now. My training plan for the Navy-Air Force Half marathon doesn’t start until mid-May, so I’m using this time to build and maintain a base and work on some strength training. I’d love to incorporate more daily yoga practices and Roswell and I are actually working on creating a yoga/workout room in the house. I can’t wait to share once we have it set it!
Because I need some sort of structure to follow, I’m using Garmin’s “Getting Started” Heart Rate Based Training Plans for the next few weeks. I’ve been concerned about my high heart rate on what should be easy runs. I don’t know if it’s just that I’m getting (back) into shape and I’m just pushing too hard, too soon. Do you use heart rate training – if so, do you feel like it’s helped you?
Monday 4/10: Rest
Tuesday 4/11: 2.4 mi (45:00-ish) – Run/Walk Commute
I didn’t realize my Garmin was dead when I packed it Monday night. Oh well, I got out there and ran home anyway.
Wednesday 4/12: 2.47 mi (42:46) 17:18 min/mi – Run/Walk Commute
[W01D2 Intervals: Walk, Z2, 5 minutes. Run easy, Z3, 2 minutes. Repeat 3 times.]
Avg HR: 133 bpm Max HR: 164 bpm Aerobic TE: 3.1 (Improving Aerobic Fitness)
Roswell and I also officially registered for the Disneyland Double Dare in September, so we’ll be chasing our Coast-to-Coast medals! It won’t be a goal race for either of us – just using the weekend as a training weekend before the Navy Air Force Half two weeks later.
Thursday 4/13: PT exercises, foam rolled & stretched
I can feel my hip starting to ache again during my runs, so I want to make sure I’m working on strength while I’m in between training plans.
Friday 4/14: PT exercises, foam rolled & stretched
Saturday 4/15: 1.96 miles (34:14) 17:30 min/mi
[W01D4: Walk, Z2, 5 minutes. Run easy, Z3, 3 minutes. Repeat 2 times.]
Avg HR: 132 bpm Max HR: 162 bpm Aerobic TE: 3.1 (Improving Aerobic Fitness)
Sunday 4/16: Easter brunch with the fam – and then meal prepped like a boss! I made some burgers and salads for lunches and prepped veggies for snacks.
Total mileage for the week: 6.88 miles