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.
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!
- 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