When I decided to do the half-marathon back in May, I knew I had very little time to train, roughing about three months. At first, one of my co-worker and I was thinking we should start out small like a 5K and then build up to longer ones. No sooner had we voiced our idea, our principal who has completed a full and a half one, told us to just go for it and do the half with her. So, we agreed, motivated by her confidence. I have to say it is nice that she has confidence in us in and out of the classroom.
Now back to my training log this week:
Monday: I ran on the treadmill for two miles and it took me 25 minutes. My legs kind of ache when I was done. I haven’t gone outside to run because it’s 104 during the day. As for evenings, I don’t want to get mugged so I am going to ask my friends to go with me so I can see how long it takes me to run outside.
Tuesday: 1 hour on the bike using random selection of hills and plains. I sweated so much, I felt like a macho man instead of a short Asian woman!
Wednesday: rest day, I felt guilty because I really didn’t need to rest. I was thinking about the gym instead of relaxing!
Thursday: 1 hour on bike again. I actually intended to run on the treadmill again, but the work out pants I had on was a little loose and I didn’t have the time to change before heading to the gym. I didn’t want to be running and end up mooning people because of my wardrobe malfunction like Janet Jackson! I need to go buy comfortable men’s basketball shorts for my run days!
Friday: I think I will do some weights, probably upper body, followed by 30 minutes on cardio.
Next week I will be in San Diego for my AP conference so I will be doing a lot of walking. Maybe I can persuade the coach to go running with me. She is fierce when it comes to sports and training. I’m excited about this trip because I should be able to scope out the area where the race will be.