Pre-Half Marathon Training

I officially start training for my 7th half-marathon one week from today! I suppose you could call these past two weeks of workouts “pre-half marathon” training, albeit being unintentional; 90% of the time, I’m just training for life.

Here’s what pre-training has looked like: lots of gym time and not much outdoor running.

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Workouts | Week of May 4

Monday – 45 minute treadmill walk (very slow – didn’t feel well)

Tuesday – back to normal!

warm-up: (4x) 25 jumping jacks / 5 inch worm push-ups

burpee squat challenge @ 25lb. (1 round of burpees / 1 round of squat drops)

(2x)

  • 25 high knees
  • 10 snatches @ 25lb.

(2x)

  • 25 high knees
  • 10 high pulls @ 25lb.

(2x)

  • 10 squats @ 10lb.
  • 10 jump squats @ 10lb.
  • 10 lunges @ 20lb.
  • 10 jump lunges @ 20lb.

25 minute treadmill (15 run + 10 walk)

  • 15 minute run intervals: 5 x 1 min. each 6.5 / 7.5 / 8.0mph

Wednesday – Rest

Thursday –

Friday – 60 minute yoga class/Rest

Saturday – Rest

Sunday – 30 minute hilly run with P + 45 minute walk

Workouts | Week of May 11

Monday –

  • 25 minute treadmill (15 walk + 10 run)
  • 20 minute Stair Master
  • (5x) 8 push-ups / 5 toes-to-bar
  • stability ball tucks + stability ball v-ups

Tuesday –

Wednesday –

  • warm-up: (4x) 25 jumping jacks + 5 inchworm push-ups
  • (3x) 10 jumps squats @ 15-18lb. + 5 manmakers using 10lb. DB
  • (3x) 10 med. ball woodchoppers each side + 10 side dips @ 25lb. each side + 5 squats @ 50lb.
  • (3x) 5 toes-to-bar + 5 push-ups
  • (5x) 10 gate swings + 5 burpees

35 minute treadmill:

  • 2 min. walk + 8 min. run hills (6.0)
  • 2 min. walk + 8 min. run sprints (9.0mph)
  • 2 min. walk + 8 min. run hills (12.0)
  • 5 min. walk

Thursday –

  • 30 minute treadmill walk (2 mi.) + 15 minute Stair Master

Friday – 50-60 minute Strong Pump class (terrible class, ugh!)

Saturday – Rest

Sunday – 40 minute treadmill (alternating 5 min run/5 min walk) + 60 minute Strong Pump class (10x better than Friday’s)

 

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