RTTB Training: Week 1

This time, one week ago, I was training as normal. I then somehow decided to sign up for Run To The Beat (RTTB) half marathon, and had to devise a training plan to fit into the 4 – 5 weeks left before race day. I always plan my week of training in advance, so I had to do a bit of shuffling around to fit in the extra run training. 

My schedule for the week was supposed to look like this:

  • Monday: 3 miles 
  • Tuesday: weight training
  • Wednesday: 2 miles
  • Thursday: weight training
  • Friday: cross training
  • Saturday: 5 miles
  • Sunday: rest 
Fridays run: 2 miles
Tuesdays run: 3 miles

It went more like;

  • Monday: NTC (teaching) & tabata
  • Tuesday: 3 miles, tabata, NTC (teaching)
  • Wednesday: rest
  • Thursday: NTC (teaching) & tabata
  • Friday: 2 miles & tabata (half hearted)
  • Saturday: rest 
  • Sunday: 60 minutes Zumba

So, this week was not exactly a running success with the main issue being that I didn’t get my “long” run in over the weekend! I kinda knew this would happen as I like to relax on the weekend; so maybe I need to schedule my long runs for during the week to combat this! I did however hit my Nike Fuel goals for all 7 days of the week, and had my most active Friday since I got my Fuel band in May.

There are moments where I think I will be fine running this distance, and other times I wonder what I am doing! I think I need to stick to my training, make sure my legs are rested before the race and get my nutrition right. 

Coming up in week 2, I have a 6 mile, 4 mile, 8 mile and a 3 mile tempo run. If I succeed, this will probably be the most I have ever run in a week!

Elle 🙂 x

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