When I asked you guys on stories if I should sign up for a half marathon and document my process on the blog, the response was an overwhelming, “yes.” I couldn’t believe how many messages I got, but that inspired me to sign up and stop acting scared! Last week was the first official week of training, keep reading to see how it went!
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I am going to be doing a 10-week training program, which seems kind of intimidating. Luckily, my friend Jess is an expert at these things and made me a personalized training program. I was grateful for this, because all the other training programs online don’t really take into account other classes or whatever normal workout routine you might have in place. Like me, Jess is a Barry’s addict, so that played a huge part in our training program. So if you also have a pretty strenuous fitness routine in place — SoulCycle, Flywheel, Orange Theory, Crossfit, or whatever it may be — this will definitely help you out.
I just got a brand new pair of Asics to begin my training. I get horrible shin splints, so I went to a specialty running store where they analyzed my stride and these were the best shoes for me. I have worn them to run ever since, and my shin splints have improved dramatically.
Half Marathon Training: Week 1
Monday: Barry’s Arms & Abs (ran 2.5 miles)
Tuesday: Barry’s Butt & Leggs (double floor)
Wednesday: Barry’s Chest, Back & Abs (ran 2.15 miles)
Thursday: Outdoor run — 3 miles running without stopping, 1 mile walk
Friday: Beach workout: full body band workout, muscle & flow yoga
Sunday: Rest (resting is really hard for me, and I have to force myself to do it, but I know if I want to run this race I need to give my body a break).