Monday, June 11, 2012

1/2 Marathon Training - Week 1

So if you haven't seen on Facebook yet, I have decided to train to walk the Columbus 1/2 marathon on Oct 21st.  Yes, I may have lost my mind, but I'm actually REALLY excited about this!  I really enjoy the race atmosphere & I also do a lot better with my work outs when I have a goal to work towards & a plan to follow.

So I joined the local Marathoners in Training group & planned to start with them at their kick off on June 2nd.  Yeah, that didn't happen.  Looking back I realize deciding to start this big plan the weekend I was hosting 2 birthday parties & having the first week be the first time I was alone all day every day with 3 kids wasn't my smartest scheduling decision. 

So I did what I could this week.  I also decided that Zak looks old enough to sneak him into the gym daycare (their rule is 6 months & older), so that helped give me more times to work out, but also gave me more options including Zumba classes which I LOVE!  All in all it was a pretty good week exercise wise.  Not exactly what I had planned for the walking, but I have 4 1/2 months still & plenty more miles to get where I need to be.

Here is my exercise for the past week with my training week 1 in bold:
Mon 6/4 - 2.1 miles in neighborhood, 25 minute Wii Fit workout
Tues 6/5 - 35 minute Wii Fit workout
Weds 6/6 - 2.1 miles in neighborhood, Zumba class
Thurs 6/7 - Dance Jam class
Fri 6/8 - rest day (not intentional, but I worked 2 more hours than I thought)
Sat 6/9 - 2 miles on treadmill, 15 minutes on stationary bike
Sun 6/10 - rest day

Stay tuned for weekly updates & please hold me accountable!!


  1. Sounds like you are doing great! Do u have a training plan to follow?! Congrats on signing up! 1/2's are my favorite!!

  2. Thanks Kim! I actually signed up for MIT so I could meet some other walkers to do the race with. They set up a plan for me so that's what I'm following. I did the CapCity in May 2011 & loved it & since then have been wanting to do a 1/2, but got pregnant so that was put on hold. Are you running the Columbus Marathon?