First - before I start with my training update - can someone please tell me they HATE American Idol as much as me? Or am I the only broad on the planet that absolutely cannot STAND that show. Please, someone loathe it with me?
Second - is anyone else obsessed with Manti Te'o Catfish story? What do YOU think? I don't know WHAT to think - I really hope this guy has NOTHING to do with it - I mean for everyone's sake, BUT... something in me just can't believe it. Ridiculousness, but unbearable to take my eyes away from...
Third - picks for Superbowl? Anyone out there? Kyra and I have the Ravens vs. 49ers. Your picks and why?
Fourth - Oh yeah....the freakin BLUES are back baby - Saturday game here in St. Louis vs. Detroit, Red Wings - get those rally towels READY... I LOVE going to Hockey games - one of my favorite sports to watch in person - anyone want to take me? I like to sit right behind the glass, eat soft pretzels, drink the big beers, eat a massive bag of cotton candy, and scream real loud while "slapping hands" with others - any takers? LOL
Okay onto the Half Marathon Training Week 1 Update. Remember I am following this training schedule right HERE - I used it for my last Half and I felt I did fairly well - so I am re-using (tweaking a bit though).
Monday - Ran 2 miles (treadmill) - 17 min pace (not too shabby - I tried to snap a pic but it was shaky) and did whole body strength training including abs.
Tuesday - Coughed all day and night - NADA. OFF DAY.
Wednesday - 1 mile (outside) - 8:22 pace and lower body strength training including abs.
Thursday - 1 mile - 8:15 pace and upper body strength training, some good ole fashion squats, and abs.
|Sorry had to slow down and then I could take the pic - but it was 8.15 when the mile was up.|
Saturday - 3 miles (TBD pace)
Sunday - 3 miles (TBD pace) and whole body strength training including abs.
Goal for 1 mile is 7:59 - I will get there - might take some time but I am hoping to jet my last mile of the half-marathon - if I am not keeled over and half dead... I heard the GO St. Louis April run (course) is pretty killer with hills. Ugh....
Okay... so you can see I add in some runs and also keep up with the strength training. I just CAN'T leave out the strength training it is SOOOO important to me. Alright there you have it - Week 1 is almost complete. YAY... Feeling pretty good - pretty strong - eh... with a terrible hacking cough. How are you all doing?
Have A Great Weekend...How are you runs/working out going?