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Week 3: Half Marathon Training (SF Half)

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Happy New Years!!! We made it back home earlier this week from Chicago & training is back on schedule. Compared to last week, this week was much better as far as number of miles & quality of the runs!

Week 3:
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: 3.5 miles
Thursday: 5 miles
Friday: Rest
Saturday: 7 miles
Sunday
: 6.5 miles
Total: 22 miles

Notes:
bandsNew Workout Toy (
Resistance bands): Since I no longer have a gym membership, I have to use alternatives to strength training…so I purchased these set of resistance bands, which are very affordable and really great value if used frequently.

Without using weights, these bands can replicate many of the strength gym routines: shoulder press, bicep curls, chest flies, etc.
When we traveled to Chicago for the holidays, I packed the resistance bands in my carry-on luggage. Since we stayed indoors most of the holidays, I would find 5-10 minutes to do a quick strength workout with these bands. Travels well & highly functional!

Base Miles: This is last week of base training (aka running at a easy-moderate pace). Next week, I will start including speed workouts & increasing miles gradually.  By increasing intensity and miles gradually, I want to ensure a) improvement over time, b) reduce the risk of injuries.

Mood: Let’s do this! I’m looking forward to taking training to the next level 🙂

Make Today > Yesterday

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