Holiday Workout Plan

30 Nov

A few of you may know I am going to run the Sedona 1/2 Marathon for the second time.  The first time around, I didn’t train at all for the run, except 3 medium long runs that I did right before the race.  The Husband and I talked about running it, but were not proactive about training.  Less than a week before the race, we registered online and were a little nervous we wouldn’t be able to cross the finish line.  We did finish the race in a so-so time, and I’ve never felt my bones and joints hurt so much in my life!  This time around, I am determined to train for it and my goal is sub 2 hours.  Realistic?  I don’t know, but I am willing to train hard to find out.  : )

Here is my training schedule for the month of December.  The Sedona 1/2 is in early February. 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
11/28 11/29 11/30 12/1 12/2 12/3 12/4
Rest- Yoga 60 Minute Run  Intervals and Strength 30 Minute Tempo Run and Pilates Intervals and Strength 3 Mile Run and Abs 6 mile run
12/5 12/6 12/7 12/8 12/9 12/10 12/11
Rest- Yoga 60 Minute Run  Intervals and Strength 30 Minute Tempo Run and Pilates Intervals and Strength 3 Mile Run and Abs 7 mile run
12/12 12/13 12/14 12/15 12/16 12/17 12/18
Rest- Yoga 60 Minute Run Intervals and Strength 40 Minute Tempo Run and Pilates Intervals and Strength 3 Mile Run and Abs 8 mile run
12/19 12/20 12/21 12/22 12/23 12/24 12/25
Rest- Yoga 60 Minute Run Intervals and Strength 40 Minute Tempo Run and Pilates Intervals and Strength 3 Mile Run and Abs Christmas!    9 mile run
12/26 12/27 12/28 12/29 12/30 12/31 1/1
Rest- Yoga 60 Minute Run Intervals and Strength 45 Minute Tempo Run and Pilates Intervals and Strength 3 Mile Run and Abs 10 mile run

 

I might push back my 9 mile Christmas run to the Sunday after, but otherwise, this is what you will find me doing to stay in shape during the holidays!  The yoga video I do is called The Barkan Method, it is an hour long and really gets me sweating!  I have really bad hips and knees, so I will be foam rolling like crazy as well!

Breakfast this morning was the usual, black coffee (1 cup) with Low Sodium Ezekiel Bread with natural PB.  I must admit, I forgot that yesterday was Meatless Monday, and I accidently had turkey in my dinner crock pot creation.  About 2 hours after dinner, I realized my mistake!  Whoops!  I think I will need to substitute a different night this week to have a meatless dinner!

 

Question:  What is your favorite meatless dinner meal? 

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4 Responses to “Holiday Workout Plan”

  1. Kat November 30, 2010 at 11:25 am #

    Thats one heck of a workout schedule!! It is seriously my DREAM to be able to run just a 5k, but my body just cant handle it. Too much abuse from soccer. I can run about 2 miles before my knee starts throbbing and my back starts aching. Owell. I can still lift weights, play soccer and run short runs!! We are blessed for what we are able to do and should focus on that instead of what we CANT do.
    Good luck with you training!!! 🙂

    • Balanced Healthy Life November 30, 2010 at 11:35 am #

      I based the workout schedule off Hal Higdon’s 1/2 marathon training schedule. I tweaked mine and made it a little easier though. I have a super back right hip and it makes running really difficult at times, along with 2 bad knees. I totally agree we are blessed with what we can do and just need to focus on that!

  2. jsutera654 November 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    Great training schedule!! Now you’re making me itch to definitely sign up for a second half sometime next year. It may end up being the same one I did this fall but that seems awfully far away. Though – like you, my knees ached so much after all that training! What else can you tell me about that yoga workout you do at home? I may need to add that to the mix. I am sooo inflexible which certainly doesn’t help me stay uninjured!

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