Just finished week two of my half-marathon training and it went pretty well. I ran three times this week, one short and easy run, a longer run and a tempo run. I made a beautiful mistake with my tempo run this week however. I set out on the track to do the same run as last week (see my last post about “Demystifying the Tempo Run”) but instead of running 100-meter intervals, I accidentally ran 200-meter intervals, essentially doubling my run. I call this a beautiful mistake because I didn’t realize it until I finished and I still felt great, which was a huge improvement from the first time I tried the tempo run.
This week I am looking to do the same training plan but up my mileage by one mile for each run, with the exception of the tempo run. I also am looking to add in some more strengthening exercises this week to keep my body strong, building endurance.
Look forward to more posts this week about nutrition for runner’s, gear updates and more! I hope y’all enjoyed the weekend!