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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Half Marathon Training - Week 3

Finishing week 3 of half marathon training seems surreal to me - the fact that we are this far into the program already is both exciting and still a little scary.  I definitely felt good about my training this week because I had really good runs and strength training sessions.  I was a little sore last week after doing all that but it's the "hurts so good" kind of pain!

My training schedule called for:
Monday:  Run 2 miles
Tuesday:  Cross-Training or Speed
Wednesday:  Run 3 miles
Thursday:  Strength
Friday:  Run 30 minutes, easy
Saturday:  Off
Sunday:  Run 4 miles

What I actually did for training:
Monday:  Run 3.04 miles
Tuesday:  Bike 11.45 miles/Strength Train
Wednesday:  Run 5.75 miles (5K to 10K training program week 7, day 2)
Thursday:  Bike ~3 miles/Strength Train
Friday:  Off
Saturday:  Run 30 minutes
Sunday:  Run 3.1 miles (Bucktown 5K)

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See you next week for another update!


  1. You are a rock star. It cracks me up reading your plan vs actual. Supposed to run 3m ran 5.75m. Like it's no big deal. Awesome! Keep it up Jen! You got this!

    1. This actually made me laugh out loud, literally! I had decided early on that since I was already training and generally covering more miles per run than the initial weeks that I'd continue doing at least one long run so that I wasn't losing momentum. It seems to be working for me, I think. Anyway I guess I never really thought of it like I was supposed to run 3 but I ran 5 instead. That is funny!

  2. Just goes to show how truly awesome you are!