Staying consistent with my half marathon training plan has been more difficult than I thought it would be. Things don't always work out the way I plan them to, but I still try to get my runs in as much as I can.
I had mentioned in the previous Half Marathon post that I would be doing weekly updates as to how my HM training was going, but I felt that summarizing how each week is going would get a bit repetitive, so I decided to do it every other week.
The first week of Half Marathon training started off going well for me. Pain-free, keeping up with the runs, but once week two came around, I feel like things changed up real quick. I missed one of the runs and on my Saturday long run, I was only able to run 3.5 miles due to shin/calf pain. I kept thinking to myself that I would just push it until the end, but I didn't want to get injured to the point where I'd have to sit out weeks or even months. Part of the HM training plan includes cross training so I am trying to incorporate it as much as I can. I downloaded the Nike Training App and have been doing workouts that are in the app and will be trying to attend more spin classes at Cycle House.
I've been feeling very sluggish during my runs, like if my legs are heavy and tired and I've also had a hard time breathing while running. It could be due to the fact that I have been trying out different new sneakers for my runs, but I am trying to find whichever will be most comfortable for me to run in for the official race. It gets very frustrating especially because I have the BlacklistLA/HBDLA 5k race coming up next week and I want to PR. I have to constantly remind myself to be patient and that my health comes first.
Week three is underway, lets hope this week is better than last!
xo, Diana Karen