Half Marathon Training – Week 2 Recap

by Her Happy Balance on July 15, 2014

Good morning, friends! Happy Tuesday! Today I am checking in with a recap of my second week of training. Here’s a look at what my workouts looked like last week…

Half Marathon Training

AM – 35mins. elliptical and a few strength training exercises for legs

PM – 1.5mi. run outside

AM – 30mins. Arc Trainer and core/back

AM – 5k on the treadmill
PM – Shoulders

AM – 35mins. Arc Trainer
PM – Legs

AM – 4.5 mi. run at the park

AM – Chest

This week I got in 9.17 (<--- the 0.17 matters) miles of running. Ironically, the short run on Tuesday was the worst of the 3 runs just because I ran it after work in 94 degree humidity AKA death. The "long" run went pretty well, but a bit slower than I'd like. But week 2 of training is in the books and I am a happy camper...on to week three! Thoughts??
Do you continue doing strength training for your legs even after getting into higher mileage run weeks?
Do you prefer to run before work/school or after?

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Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom July 15, 2014 at 7:59 am

YAY! Awesome week 🙂 Keep it up!!!

Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne July 15, 2014 at 9:14 am

Love that your doing strength training with running!! Even when I was getting into higher mileages, I kept up with my strength training. It gave my body the break it needed so the next day I could go balls to the walls in my run haha. And love running in the morning before everything. It definitely sets my day straight 🙂

Caitlin July 15, 2014 at 10:57 am

Morning all the way for the very reason Tuesday was a rough run haha (although even going in the morning is no guarantee that you’ll have a good, less hot and humid run (case in point: this morning’s run sucked thanks to the humidity). Sometimes I find the shorter runs are the hardest regardless of the weather ha, but I think that’s more a personal thing. I like long distance 😉 And I definitely continue strengthening my legs even with higher mileage, but I’m definitely careful to see how my knees and whatnot feel and limit squats and lunges if they’re bothering me.

Stephanie @ My Freckled Life July 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Great job this week! I wish I could run before work, but sadly I already have to wake up at 5:30am just to make it to work on time (and that includes showering the night before). As much as I wish I could, a 4am wake up just ain’t happenin’! During training I do still do legs, but I tend to only do them 1 day a week, and I try to aim to have it not within a day or two of my long run. For me, I always put it the day before or immediately following my short run for the week.

Chels July 15, 2014 at 12:25 pm

I do squats and lunges even when I am in a marathon training season. It’s good for ya and also helps you run stronger! Even bodyweight exercises are great! Always good to have a balance 🙂 Best of luck on your half marathon, lady!

Jessie July 16, 2014 at 4:33 am

I actually slow down w/ strength training my legs once I get into higher mileage. I do think everyone is different though. I do always make sure to take at least one rest day to give my body a break. I find that to be so important. Keep up the great work though, girl 🙂

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