Happy Sunday! So this is the first week of training for the SF Rock & Roll half marathon in March 2017. Since it is the first week, I am building a base at this point to get my body adjusted to the physical demands. It will likely be base training for the rest of December…it’s an excuse for the holidays 🙂
Mon: 3 miles
Wed: 3 miles
Thurs: Strength training
Fri: 6 miles
Sat: 8 miles
Total: 20 miles
– All runs were at low to medium intensity: I sprinkled in a few 100-meter sprints to “surprise” the body.
– Pacing: I did not wear a watch, so not exactly sure…maybe range of 8:00-9:00 minutes/mile. I used to be rigorous with training in the past that I would have a GPS or timer watch for all the runs, but the last year or so I have not worn a watch during runs. It was more enjoyable not having to check the watch every 10 seconds.
–Building more miles: This is just the first week, so taking it relatively easy for a few more weeks. I typically do not like to count the miles & focus more on quality of the runs. However, I will slowly add more miles per week as the training progresses, possibly doubling the miles of this week (at the peak of training).
– Location: Running outdoors in the SF Bay area, it has been a colder week here, but not compared to the rest of the country! Yesterday’s (Saturday) morning temperatures was mid-30’s degrees when I started, it was not bad at all since I dressed appropriately.
Overall mood – Feeling good! I survived the first week and happy with the miles, just focusing on the quality and staying healthy!
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