Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sofa to 1/2 Marathon in 65 Days Part 4


You can do this!  Starting is the hardest part, but I promise it gets easier.


If you miss a day the best thing to do is forgive yourself and get back on track.  It's OK to miss a few.  Just don't miss most.  If you are sitting at work and you skipped your morning run try to get in a brisk walk on a break.  Find a hallway or a staircase and get your heart pumping.  You don't need to break a sweat to be doing something great for your body.  Just get moving.

If 5 days of running is too monotonous for you, then mix it up with a Freakin Fabulous Friday.  Get in 30 minutes of your favorite exercise. Swim, bike, lift, go to a group fitness class.  Here's what Runner's World says about adding cross training to your routine


"It builds strength and flexibility in muscles that running doesn't utilize. It prevents injury by correcting muscular imbalances. And the variety prevents boredom and burnout."


This week: (days 19-25)
Monday - off
Tuesday - 2 miles
Wednesday - 3 miles
Thursday - off
Friday - 3 miles
Saturday - 2 miles
Sunday - 7 miles (don't worry if you walk most of this.  Try to run as much as you can)

A peek ahead to next week: (days 26-32))
Monday - off
Tuesday - 2 miles
Wednesday - 4 miles
Thursday - off
Friday - 3 miles 
Saturday - 2 miles
Sunday - 8 miles (don't worry if you walk most of this.  Try to run as much as you can)

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