Half Marathon Training – Week 9 Recap!

by Her Happy Balance on September 2, 2014

Now that I’m back from vacation and home it’s back to the grind! I’m officially 75% through training – I’m feeling good about it, but nervous for the race. Now, let’s take a look at those workouts…

Half Marathon Training Week 9

AM – 3.5 mi treadmill run and shoulders

AM – 25 mins. elliptical and biceps/triceps

AM – 30 mins. arc trainer, chest, and a Reflexion Yoga hip-focused Power Yoga video
PM – shoulders

AM – 7 mi. run outside
PM – biceps/triceps

Running by horses

AM – 25 mins. elliptical, core and back, and a Reflexion Yoga full body Power Yoga video

AM – 11 mi. run outside

Stretching, resting, beachin’ 🙂

I think I’ve finally gotten into a groove with these long runs. I fuel halfway through with either Honey Stinger chews or Shotbloks and immediately drink 32+ oz. of water when I finish running. I’ve noticed that at about the 7 mile mark I start to get tired, but so far I’ve been able to push through and get to my designated amount of miles. Let’s hope for a good last few weeks of training!

Do you incorporate yoga into your training?
Pigeon and frog pose are great for opening the hips.
What race are your currently training for? Anyone else running the RnR Philly?

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Becky @ Olives n Wine September 2, 2014 at 6:41 am

You may have said this before (well you just said halfway, LOL) but how often are you taking shot bloks? I take mine every 3 miles with either Gatorade or water and it definitely helps keep my energy up! You’re so close to being done and doing so well!! Good luck with the last 25%, it’ll be the most difficult part of training but will be worth it when you cross that finish line 🙂

Heather @fitncookies September 2, 2014 at 8:44 am

I take shot bloks every 2-3 miles and (try) to drink water if I have it! While racing, I take the Gatorade at each stop 🙂 I love the Shot Bloks, though, and they really work for me!

Her Happy Balance September 2, 2014 at 1:44 pm

So far for any run 6 miles or more I like to fuel half way through with 3 bloks or chews all at once. I haven’t actually needed to drink any water after taking them, my stomach seems to do alright with this…mostly I’m lazy and haven’t figured out a way to carry water on me without driving myself crazy. But this weekend I have 12 miles on the schedule, so I’m thinking I’ll fuel at the 4 and 8 mile mark…we shall see. Thanks for the encouragement, I need it 😉

Heather @fitncookies September 2, 2014 at 8:43 am

Great week!! You are going to do so great at the half! Love that you figured out fueling 🙂

Her Happy Balance September 2, 2014 at 1:44 pm

ME TOO. All it takes is one really awful run and GI issues as encouragement to get this hydration and fueling thing figured out lol – all good now! 🙂

Chelsea @ A Fit LittleOne September 2, 2014 at 9:04 am

Wow! I can’t believe you’re 75% of the way done!! It really just feels like you were just telling us that you are running a marathon. And I love love love adding yoga into my daily workouts. A little stretching, and a little bit of practicing hard poses makes a soul happy 🙂

Her Happy Balance September 2, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Me neither…I feel like it kind of crept up on me. And the yoga has been an added treat, I actually just finished a video and feel great. Yoga is happiness.

Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie September 2, 2014 at 10:10 am

Pigeon pose is the best! I could just stay in that pose for like an hour.

Her Happy Balance September 2, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Oh goodness, pigeon pose is great and also awful – feel the burn! The yoga instructor keeps saying things like “give in to the struggle” and “there is beauty in the surrender” while we do it haha…it’s a tough but important pose.

The Zen Kat September 2, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Pigeon pose is actually my least favorite pose in yoga, but all runners love it! Awesome job on your runs!

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