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Weekly Workouts + BBG Week 11

weekly workouts

I swear I’ve had a “half marathon hangover” this whole past week. My body just ached and no matter how much I slept I was still exhausted. The struggle was real.

I took a few very necessary days off to recover and finally today feel ready take on this week of working out- I think it was finally forcing myself to go on a recovery run yesterday to shake out the aches and pains. A very, slow and steady run haha.

weekly workouts

I only have 2 weeks left of the Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide (BBG)…YAYYYY and am so excited to be able to actually say I finished all 12 weeks and did it the right way.

Another thing I’m very excited about is a book one of my readers recommended to me. It’s called Run Less, Run Faster: Become a Faster, Stronger Runner with the Revolutionary 3-Run-a-Week Training Program and is all about quality of training over quantity. This book even contains a training plan for running a marathon which I need to properly prepare for my first full marathon in June.


I just ordered the book and am anxiously awaiting it to start binge reading.

weekly workouts

My next 2 races the Hot Chocolate 15k and La Jolla Half Marathon are extremely hilly so this week begins incorporating hills into my running routine (death). I’m going to be alternating my Sundays between hill intervals and long 8-12 mile runs to prepare.

Weekly Workouts:

  • Monday: BBG Arms + 30 min walk at lunch
  • Tuesday: Yoga + 30 min walk at lunch
  • Wednesday: Yoga + run 3 miles
  • Thursday: BBG Abs
  • Friday: BBG Legs + walk 30 min at lunch
  • Saturday: Yoga
  • Sunday: 4 mile warm up then hill training


Your turn,

How do you recover after a race?

Have you ever experienced a “half marathon hangover”?

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  • Reply Sheena @ Paws and Pavement January 25, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Nice job on your recovery run. Each race can really vary as far as recovery time goes. I think it’s super important to listen to your body and rest as needed. I have that book but running “only” 3 times a week really worries me but you’ve inspired me to take another look at it.
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    • Reply Diana Becker January 25, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      Wow yeah I usually recover so quickly but this time was awful- it’s hard for me to relax and listen to my body but I’m so glad I did. I really think running & strength training works- I’m excited to read the book so we can talk about it 🙂

  • Reply Ivanna January 25, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Great post! I started week 9 today {legs} I about diet my goal is to repeat the program this year and improve and add in my running as well.

    • Reply Diana Becker January 26, 2016 at 7:28 am

      Great job making it to week 9- honestly that in itself is a huge success! Keep up the great work! We’re almost done yayyy!

  • Reply Jenna January 26, 2016 at 4:18 am

    Definitely have experienced a half marathon hang over! They are not fun at all. Mine ended up lasting for days and I eventually ended up sick. Awesome job on your recovery though! Just keep plowing through and you’ll get there!

    • Reply Diana Becker January 26, 2016 at 7:29 am

      Omg I can’t believe you ended up getting sick. I think we get into race mode and just block everything out and the second our bodies finally get to relax it all catches up! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂

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