With the hike complete, it’s time to get back into a running rhythm. I hired Andie again, with a sub 2:00 half-marathon goal in mind. While my last training cycle was about believing I could do it, this training cycle, it seems, will be about getting and staying healthy and getting faster. My goal race is the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon on October 20.
Last week was technically my first week of training, but I didn’t do much and didn’t follow the schedule Andie laid out for me at all: I ran twice, played softball and went to yoga twice. Softball is over now and my hike is done, so a sub-2:00 half (and not injuring myself) are my top fitness priorities this fall. For the purposes of this blog, let’s say I am entering week #1 of an 8 week program. With that in mind, here’s what’s on deck this week:
Thursday: Yoga for runners (am) / Hilly 8k (pm)
Friday: Cross-training (TBD — I want to do power yoga at Kula but it depends on our weekend plans)
Saturday: Easy 30 minutes
We are headed to the cottage for the long weekend and Tuesday is my birthday, so I might move these around to maximize fun.
- I want new running shoes. What should I check out next?
- I’m also interested in doing cross-training that’s NOT yoga: any suggestions?
- Yoga Tree is opening a Downtown East location in November. WHERE? I hope it is near my house.