On the Run: fitness made simple

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…And this is what I’m starting now!
I am registered for the Nike Women’s Marathon on Oct. 14th and chose one of Hal Higdon’s 8 week training schedule. Since I’ll be starting school, I predict that I’ll need a plan that’s more flexible and allows working out around the clock. I also don’t want to be running a lot at night because I’ll be living in a city that’s sketchy after dark. This plan will give me the option of going to the gym (safe even late at night!) more often. 
How I’m making it work for me: 
Monday: no running, more casual walks, cross-training at the gym (cycling, swimming, cardio class, or moderate strength training)
Tuesday: Weight-lifting at gym or BodyPump class (~ 1 hr)
Wednesday:  8-8:30 min/mile pace with University Run Club!
Thursday:  Interval workout on stationary bike, or spinning class, strengthening (~30 min + ~30 min)  
Friday: Easy conversational pace
Saturday: Yoga class, light cross-training, more casual walks
Sunday: Long run day at easy pace
As you can see, I plan to switch some of the days around which the author says is fine. This is not set in stone, and I’ll let you know what I actually decide to do for cross-training days!
Are you starting or following a workout plan too?!
~Geraldine 

…And this is what I’m starting now!

I am registered for the Nike Women’s Marathon on Oct. 14th and chose one of Hal Higdon’s 8 week training schedule. Since I’ll be starting school, I predict that I’ll need a plan that’s more flexible and allows working out around the clock. I also don’t want to be running a lot at night because I’ll be living in a city that’s sketchy after dark. This plan will give me the option of going to the gym (safe even late at night!) more often. 

How I’m making it work for me: 

  • Monday: no running, more casual walks, cross-training at the gym (cycling, swimming, cardio class, or moderate strength training)
  • Tuesday: Weight-lifting at gym or BodyPump class (~ 1 hr)
  • Wednesday:  8-8:30 min/mile pace with University Run Club!
  • Thursday:  Interval workout on stationary bike, or spinning class, strengthening (~30 min + ~30 min)  
  • Friday: Easy conversational pace
  • Saturday: Yoga class, light cross-training, more casual walks
  • Sunday: Long run day at easy pace

As you can see, I plan to switch some of the days around which the author says is fine. This is not set in stone, and I’ll let you know what I actually decide to do for cross-training days!

Are you starting or following a workout plan too?!

~Geraldine 

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