Half Marathon Training – Week 7 Recap!

by Her Happy Balance on August 19, 2014

Okay, week 7 down, only 5 more to go until race day! Is it too early to start fantasizing about the monster pile of cheese fries and copious amounts of beer I am going to “recover” with after the race?

Half Marathon Training Week 7

Monday:
AM – 3 mi. run outside
PM – biceps and triceps

Tuesday:
AM – core and yoga

Wednesday:
AM – 20 mins. elliptical and shoulders

Thursday:
AM – 6 mi. run outside
PM – chest

Friday:
AM – 20 mins. arc trainer and biceps/triceps

Saturday:
AM – 9 mi. run down the shore

Sunday:
Beach things 🙂 Rest day.

Another good week’s worth of workouts! I’m spending all of week 8 of my training down the shore on vacation so I’m not sure how I am going to get cross-training in. Maybe long walks each day on the beach? Lots of push-ups and body weight exercises at home? Any ideas on how I can get some cross-trianing in while away from home? The runs will be no problem, but I don’t want to lose any of my fitness level.

Thoughts??
Do you wear different sneakers for different types of running workouts?
How often do you do speed work?

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Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie August 19, 2014 at 7:11 am

Awesome week of training! Your more than halfway there now! I try to do speed word 1-2 times a week.

Tiff @ Love, Sweat, & Beers August 19, 2014 at 7:37 am

Great job with training! I have my last long run before my race this weekend. After the race, I plan to refuel with beer as well, but I hadn’t thought of cheese fries. Brilliant!

Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne August 19, 2014 at 10:13 am

Only 5 more weeks??? It’ll be here before we know it! I know there are a lot workout videos on youtube, grab some food for weights, that always makes things interesting, kidding, I mean it would make it interesting, but I’m not sure they would be heavy enough you know? Hmmmmm Maybe do a different type of workout, something you never do?

Caitlin August 19, 2014 at 11:02 am

Never too early to start picturing that victory meal 😉 mine gets me through some of my tough runs, too. I do speed work once a week, and it seems to be working well thus far. We’ll see what happens as training continues! And I think walks are great cross training activities on vacation…yoga videos too 🙂

Heather @fitncookies August 19, 2014 at 11:05 am

Long walks are great for cross training, but as long as you keep up your runs, you won’t lose your fitness from one week so I wouldn’t stress about it! However, I do have lots of workouts on my blog that you can do at home, or on vacation! I would suggest sticking to push ups, squats, lunges, and add to those. You can even grab some water bottles and perform some curls and presses.

Kelly August 20, 2014 at 8:01 am

Ever watched/done any of the Tone It Up workouts on Youtube? I use those for cross training a lot. They have some HIIT and Total Body workouts that are quite good. You don’t need a lot of room or accessories to complete them either.

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy August 20, 2014 at 1:40 pm

You are doing great!
I have so many different running shoes, all for different types of runs.

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