Half Marathon Training: Week 1

Ashley Zeal from Two Peas in a Prada shares her Half Marathon Training: Week 1 experience.

When I asked you guys on stories if I should sign up for a half marathon and document my process on the blog, the response was an overwhelming, “yes.” I couldn’t believe how many messages I got, but that inspired me to sign up and stop acting scared! Last week was the first official week of training, keep reading to see how it went!

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I am going to be doing a 10-week training program, which seems kind of intimidating. Luckily, my friend Jess is an expert at these things and made me a personalized training program. I was grateful for this, because all the other training programs online don’t really take into account other classes or whatever normal workout routine you might have in place. Like me, Jess is a Barry’s addict, so that played a huge part in our training program. So if you also have a pretty strenuous fitness routine in place — SoulCycle, Flywheel, Orange Theory, Crossfit, or whatever it may be — this will definitely help you out.

I just got a brand new pair of Asics to begin my training. I get horrible shin splints, so I went to a specialty running store where they analyzed my stride and these were the best shoes for me. I have worn them to run ever since, and my shin splints have improved dramatically.

Half Marathon Training: Week 1

Monday: Barry’s Arms & Abs (ran 2.5 miles)

Tuesday: Barry’s Butt & Leggs (double floor)

Wednesday: Barry’s Chest, Back & Abs (ran 2.15 miles)

Thursday: Outdoor run — 3 miles running without stopping, 1 mile walk

Friday: Beach workout: full body band workout, muscle & flow yoga

Saturday: Flywheel

Sunday: Rest (resting is really hard for me, and I have to force myself to do it, but I know if I want to run this race I need to give my body a break).

Ashley Zeal from Two Peas in a Prada shares her Half Marathon Training: Week 1 experience. Ashley Zeal from Two Peas in a Prada shares her Half Marathon Training: Week 1 experience. Ashley Zeal from Two Peas in a Prada shares her Half Marathon Training: Week 1 experience.

Ashley Zeal from Two Peas in a Prada shares her Half Marathon Training: Week 1 experience. Ashley Zeal from Two Peas in a Prada shares her Half Marathon Training: Week 1 experience. Ashley Zeal from Two Peas in a Prada shares her Half Marathon Training: Week 1 experience. Ashley Zeal from Two Peas in a Prada shares her Half Marathon Training: Week 1 experience. Ashley Zeal from Two Peas in a Prada shares her Half Marathon Training: Week 1 experience. Ashley Zeal from Two Peas in a Prada shares her Half Marathon Training: Week 1 experience. Ashley Zeal from Two Peas in a Prada shares her Half Marathon Training: Week 1 experience. Ashley Zeal from Two Peas in a Prada shares her Half Marathon Training: Week 1 experience. Ashley Zeal from Two Peas in a Prada shares her Half Marathon Training: Week 1 experience. Ashley Zeal from Two Peas in a Prada shares her Half Marathon Training: Week 1 experience.

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5 thoughts on “Half Marathon Training: Week 1

  1. Im sorry, I am a bit confused by the post. Is it just a few sentences about your shoes and then lots of pics? Can you please give more information on your race, and your overall plan? I see the calendars but is that your plan? I think it’s amazing you are doing this and look forward to following along! When is the race?

  2. You should consider trying the Galloway method – I have used it for years and have even found the run-walk interval to be faster than full run for a 3mi test. Good luck with your half!

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