As I've mentioned in a previous post I've started the awesome T25 program. I've been having good results and as I'm making my way through week 3 I'm starting to see myself being able to do more of the workout with less modifications. This means I'm getting stronger and I am making progress.
This week was going to be a bit different for me though. Sunday is the Sarasota Half Marathon, which I will be participating in. With T25 consuming my workout time I haven't really been running. And the T25 workouts go Monday through Friday with a double workout day on Friday. There's a lot of jumping and lunging and squatting. My legs are usually sore, how would I do running a half marathon?
I didn't want to give up the opportunity to run this race. I ran it last year and had an amazing time. The view up and over the bridge as the sun rises is breathtaking. I normally don't like running bridges, but this one is longer than it is steep and the view is worth it. The after party is done by First Watch - yum! It's a good time to be had by all. And of course there's the bling. This race has a huge, beautiful medal.
|This year's medal|
I thought about skipping Friday's T25 workouts so I could have two rest days. The thought of that bothered me. I was progressing so much, I didn't want to mess up the sequence. Then I thought of another idea. I could double up each day and make sure my legs were well rested Thursday-Saturday. I knew this could work for two reasons. The first was that on the first day of week 2 I had a terrible migraine and I just couldn't get my workout in. On Tuesday I made it up. I did Monday's workout in the morning and Tuesday's workout at night. The second reason I knew this was possible is that the workouts are only 25 minutes. Even doing two of them is only 50 minutes of my day - I could do them back to back or split them up to fit into my schedule.
|After my double T25 workout|
And so that is what I've been doing this week so far. Monday I did one workout, yesterday was Speed 1.0 and Lower Focus (those pulse lunges are killer), and today will be Cardio and Total Body Circuit. I figured I could leave Abs for tomorrow and that would work.
I'm interested to see how all of this will effect my half-marathon performance on Sunday.
And by the way, the First Watch Sarasota Half is sold out, but if you want a chance to win a free entry there's still a way in! From now up tomorrow at noon click here
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Have you ever started a workout program that has affected your half or full marathon performance? Which one and how?