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Weekly Workouts + BBG Week 10 (again)

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If you follow me on Instagram you know I finished the Carlsbad Half Marathon at 1:54:23 which is a 3 MINUTE PR & BRYCE FINISHED at 2:08: 00. I’ll be posting my full Carlsbad Half Marathon Race Recap on Wednesday so stay tuned.

Now, if someone would have told me I would PR in this race after the week I had last week I’d never believe them. Work was stressful, I didn’t do a single BBG workout, I didn’t run once, I went out with my coworkers Thursday night and got drunk/ ate crappy bar food followed by a burrito the next day…I was a mess!

I went into this race feeling so unprepared since I had been completely off the week before and had only been running once a week but I truly think all of the strength training I’ve been doing with the Bikini Body Guide (BBG) made the difference. I’ve never felt so strong running and was able to push myself harder than ever before.

Question for my fellow runners…

What is your opinion on strength training paired with half/full marathon training?

I’m convinced only running 2-3 times per week (1 short, 1 medium then 1 long run) with 3 strength workouts in the week is so beneficial.

weekly workouts

Can you spot us? Bryce is the giant shirtless guy with his hand up and I’m in blue and sunglasses right next to him!

Since I didn’t do ANY of the week 10 BBG workouts last week…oops…I’m re-doing week 10 this week. I’m more motivated than ever to finish out these guides after my race performance yesterday! JUST 3 MORE WEEKS!

Weekly Workouts:

  • Monday: post race recovery day walking around the San Diego Zoo (LISS #1) + 1.2 of BBG Abs
  • Tuesday: Yoga + 35 minute walk at lunch (LISS #2)
  • Wednesday: Yoga + 35 minute walk at lunch (LISS #3)
  • Thursday: BBG Legs
  • Friday: BBG Abs + HIIT treadmill workout
  • Saturday: Yoga
  • Sunday: 6-8 mile easy run
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4 Comments

  • Reply Amanda @ Exploring Life & Things January 18, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Congrats on your race! Ahh that is so exciting oh my gosh! Okay and that gives me hope that only running 3 days a week right now is okay haha. I’m hoping that doing BBG 3 days a week + running 3 times a week will make my spring half marathon successful. Congrats again and I’m so excited to read your recap!

    • Reply Diana Becker January 23, 2016 at 11:04 pm

      Thank you!! I honestly swear by running and strength training- I’m looking forward to reading about your training on your blog 🙂

  • Reply Kim Huffman January 22, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    Congrats on your PR, great time! I usually run 2-3 times per week when half /full marathon training! There is a book called Run Less Run Faster by Bill Pierce that is really good and includes training for the Boston marathon! I think lifting is just as important as running too:)

    • Reply Diana Becker January 23, 2016 at 10:58 pm

      Thank you so much. I’m seriously ordering that book right now Kim- I’m going to need all the help I can get to run this whole marathon ha! Knowing you only run a couple times a week honestly makes me feel so much better 🙂

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