Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Workout Wednesday

So last night as I was laying in bed, I thought of this segment that I could do while training for my half marathon. Since training starts on Sunday, this is the perfect time to start! With these posts I will talk about how the training is going, how I am feeling about everything, what other workouts I am doing besides running and things like that. Any requests let me know!

If you remember, back in my Thoughts for Thursday post a couple of weeks ago I talked about running a Half Marathon. Well let me tell you about the actual half marathon that I signed up for. It is called the City of Lakes Half Marathon.

We will be running around Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet. Now I have not been to either one of these lakes but judging by these pictures, its going to be a beautiful run!

Lake Calhoun

The program that I have decided to follow is the Hal Higdon Training Novice One Program. I have heard some pretty good things about it and it doesn't look too intimidating.

I hope that you can all see that pretty well! I like the options for the second day to run or to cross-train. The website goes into more detail on that. I am hoping to continue to life major muscle groups on those cross-training days. Don't want to loose that much strength! I also think that keeping up with the strength training will help with endurance for the race.

I also decided to get some new running shoes. I talked about that a little bit here. I decided on the Brooks Ghost 8.

Now these shoes are not bright like all of my other shoes :D but these are pretty comfortable. There is quite a but of padding in them and fit my foot pretty well. I ordered them straight from the Brooks website because they had the same price as other places PLUS they have a 90 day guarantee. Essentially if you don't like the shoes within 90 days, they will refund your money. They are big on wanting you to run happy. They also had free 2 day shipping. I ordered them on Monday and had them by Wednesday. 

Yesterday I went on my first run in them. My calves were on fire but I don't know if that's because of the shoe or just because. I have been running about the first mile with Mya and then dropping her off and continuing. Last night I did not though because of the fire in my calves. I also didn't want to push myself too hard in new shoes for the fear of injuring myself since I am so used to my other worn down shoes. 

So there you have it! A little look into the beginning of half marathon training! I start on Sunday (technically I am supposed to start on Tuesday) so next week I will recap the first couple of days of training!

Also, linking up with Annmarie for Wild Workout Wednesday

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