Welcome February! I’m another month closer to my first race of the year ! I can’t believe I’ll be running half marathon number 3 on March 4th. It’s so soon and I’m so excited. I actually had a dream that I finished it in my exact goal time (projected by RunnersWorld Smart Coach) and didn’t feel tired at all – and I kept staring at my watch, surprised to see a big 13.1 in distance. I’m sure that won’t actually be the case on race day but I hope it’s a sign of good things to come.
Let’s talk goals.
Half marathon training – cover the miles on the training plan. Only run 3x a week to try to minimize injury risk and give myself time to meet cross training goals.Done. I missed two runs for my sore Achilles but I didn’t skip any runs without good reason.
Keep doing weekday runs during lunch or in the morning.Done. Lunch running is my new favorite thing. I didn’t do a single evening run in January.
Swim at least once a week until lessons start. Up to 2x a week once lessons are underway. Done.I actually swam more than I planned for the month.
Yoga at least once a week. Fail. I missed two yoga classes for my sore Achilles and then I skipped last night because I was really overwhelmed with work and just couldn’t make myself go. Only two yoga classes in January gives me lots of room for improvement in February.
Try to get some stationary biking in while at the gym. Technically done. I biked at the gym once. But I bought a bike , so that should count for something, right?
Do at least a few minutes of abs/core work 5 days a week.Fail. Total and complete fail. I know I need to do this and yet I just don’t.
Continue working in little bits of strength training where possible. Kind of.If by where possible, I mean a handful of times, then yes. I need to improve here too.