Training Journal: Week 2

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Training Journal: Week 2


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Welcome back to my half-marathon training journal. And yes, I said welcome back. This is not my usual "series of posts" consisting of just one single post. Yeah, you heard me. This is the second post. ๐Ÿฅณ Let's dive right in.

In the last post, I wrote about my two main goals for the next few weeks.

  • 1 - Run every other day (or at least 3 times a week)

  • 2 - Run 10k in a single run by the end of January


Let's start with my first goal "Running every other day or at least 3 times a week". Here are my activities from Strava from the last week:

Looks like I can check the first box. I did not run every other day (no activities on Saturday or Sunday), but I still got the "3 times a week" box checked. โœ…

The Activities

I wrote the first training journal exactly one week ago on Friday (2024-01-05). That means I started with two "rest days" on Saturday and Sunday. But on Monday I got back on my feet. And I felt pretty good during the run, so I added 1,5k extra to my default route.

I was (and still am) really satisfied with that 8k run. Especially since it was pretty cold that night. Even the sore muscles the next day were pretty limited.

On Wednesday I got my running shoes on at lunchtime and spent my lunch break on my default 6,6k route.

After a late and pretty cold run on Monday (I started at 21:18 o'clock and -4ยฐ Celsius), I really enjoyed the sunny weather during my lunch break. Another good activity.

Today (Friday) I was back to my normal schedule, which means running after I've put the children to bed. After 6k my legs still felt good, so I decided to add a few extra miles.

There it is! My first 10k run after quite some time. This means I can even check my second goal "Run 10k in a single run by the end of January". Awesome. โœ…

My goals for the next week(s)

For me, this was a pretty good week (well, at least my half-marathon training). I think it would be best to basically stick to my goals from last week, but slightly adjust the distance goal.

  • Next week - Run every other day (or at least 3 times a week)

  • Next week - Run 10k in a single run

  • By the end of January - Run 12k in a single run

That's it for today. See you next week! ๐Ÿƒ