I decided to train for the Coeur d'Alene Half Marathon this year by joining the training group at our local Fleet Feet shop. So far, it's turning out to be a great training program with a lot of great people. Here's a brief recap of my workouts so far:
Monday 4 miles on the indoor track, Intro to Tempo Runs; Pilates, Intro to Hills and a Saturday 6 Miler. These were great intro workouts and not too stressful. The tempo workout included just 6 minute O/B runs with a nice long break in between, and the hill workout was kind of short, so it wasn't too hard. The 6 miler was nice and easy and I was glad to see that I could cover 6 without walking, considering I hadn't run more than 4 in who knows how long.
I missed both of the group workouts during the week - whoops! Didn't even get my own workouts in on those days so I was worried that the Sat. 6 would feel too tough since I only ran 4 miles again on Monday and went to Pilates on Wednesday. It didn't, and we ran it almost 2 minutes faster than last weekend, so I was starting to feel like my general fitness was picking up.
Stay tuned for Week 3!