Hey everyone! I’m still here and still running (and yes I survived the #weddingweekend!). Since it’s been a few weeks since my last training update, I thought I’d share my workouts for this week along with my training plan for the next few weeks leading up to the La Jolla Half Marathon. (Hint: It includes hills😉 )
I’ll be honest, my hill training has been totally lacking for this race. I keep wanting to go run Torrey Pines to get a feel for the course, but I get lazy and decide to just run around the beach — and the bay bridges just aren’t really even a slight hill when compared to the giant Torrey Pines Mountain that people literally hike… SO, this weekend I WILL run Torrey Pines because I only have about 3 weeks left to train and I’ve got to make it count! Luckily, the weekend before the race I’ll be visiting San Francisco so I’m hoping to squeeze in a few short but hilly sprints then –> nothing like procrastination leading up to a race.
I perform best when I let my body rest and add in some strength training so I don’t want to overdo it right before the race by running more than I need to. I’ve already run up to 11 miles so I should be fine to cover the distance, I just want to make sure I can handle the hills. That’s where interval runs, hill training, and strength workouts will come in extra handy these last few weeks.
- April 3-9: 1 “easy run” around 3-4 miles + 1 Interval/Hill Run for 4-5 Miles + 1 Long Run for 12 miles
- April 10-16: 1 “easy run” 4 miles + 1 Interval/Hill Run for 5 Miles + 1 Long Run for 8 miles (Descending Run)
- April 17-23: Taper Week – 2 “easy runs” around 2-3 miles + Race Day!
Leading up to a race, one of the biggest things that can impact performance is nutrition! That’s why I’m challenging myself to start the Tone It Up Bikini Series a little earlier (they haven’t announced the start date yet) to properly fuel my body for this race. Their nutrition plan includes all kinds of lean, clean, and green foods + healthy carbs so it’s the perfect kick start I need for peak performance. I made their Coconut Chica Smoothie today and OMG it’s delicious and kept me full for 3-4 hours which never happens.
I’m also really looking forward to having one of my favorite recipes from the blog this week, my Nectarine Caprese (no cheese). It’s the perfect snack!
- Monday: 5 Daily Moves + 30 Minutes Cardio + Abs
- Tuesday: 5 Daily Moves + HiiT & Legs
- Wednesday: 5 Daily Moves + 4 Mile Descending Run + Arms
- Thursday: 5 Daily Moves + HiiT
- Friday: 5 Daily Moves + Total Body + 3 Mile Easy Run
- Saturday: 5 Daily Moves + Booty
- Sunday: 5 Daily Moves + 12 Mile Hill Run + Foam Roll