Week in Workouts – Half Marathon Training Week 9

Whoops. I totally wrote this post last Friday and forgot to actually publish it. It was a busy week and it just totally slipped my mind. I’ve been thinking about writing a post about training for a race while balancing everything else in life such as work, a social life, and other hobbies since I’ve had to prioritize work and workouts over a lot of other things lately (such as this blog!). There just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done and done well! Moving on. Last week’s workouts looked pretty similar to the week before. Here’s a look at the last week of half marathon training…

Sunday - 7.5 mile trail run. This run was hot, hard and incredibly sweaty but it was also great and helped me keep my confidence up for race day.

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Monday - 30 minutes elliptical, 10 minutes bike + abs

Tuesday - 1 mile @ 834, 1.5 miles HIIT, 1 mile jog @ 8:34, .5 mile walk @ 15:00

Wednesday - 45 minutes elliptical, increasing resistance every 5 minutes + this upper body strength workout and abs. I’ve been doing this workout for a few weeks and am starting to see significant strength in my arms. The tricep kickbacks are still no joke!

Thursday - 1 mile @ 8:34 page, 2 miles HIIT, 1 mile jog at 8:34. I have to say that I enjoy these workouts ten times more than easy, steady state runs. This is definitely due to the fact that I don’t have an opportunity to get bored on the treadmill and time flies by thanks to all of the sprints.

Friday - BodyPump! We did Release 94 again and I can now say that I was significantly less sore than I was after doing it last week. Small victory!

Don’t hate me but I’m ready for fall. I’m ready for cooler weather and more enjoyable time outside without ridiculous sweating. I’m also ready for fall runs. Don’t get me wrong, I love summer and will be sad to see it go but fall is my favorite season and I’m happy to be back up north where fall actually exists! Just a few more weeks to go…

Let’s talk about balance – how do you balance working out with the rest of your daily activities?