Oh, how I love this weather. It’s 50 degrees and sunny in late-January! Remember this time last year? Blech. I’m not sure wintry weather gets any better than this!
I had a doctor’s appointment this morning, so I packed an apple in my purse just in case I got hungry on the drive home. I actually ended up getting hungry during my appointment, so I was happy to have a healthy snack with me.
Back at home, I made some scrambled eggs with Trader Joe’s Fresh Salsa mixed in for lunch.
Yummm! This salsa is awesome! It’s so fresh and flavorful with a seriously spicy kick. I absolutely loved it. If you’re a salsa fan and shop at TJ’s, you need to try this stuff!
On the side: raw veggies + roasted garlic hummus.
Lunch was a little light on the protein, so I made myself a protein shake. In the mix:
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 tbsp ground flaxseed meal
- 2 tbsp Teddie peanut butter
- 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk
A few hours later, I snacked on a KIND bar. CrossFit is on the agenda for tonight, so I needed a little something to keep me going. Plus, I just can’t exercise on an empty stomach.
My 8-Week Half Marathon Training Plan
With only 8 weeks until the Rock ”˜N’ Roll USA Half Marathon and no real plan, I decided to look online for some CrossFit Endurance-inspired training programs. I actually didn’t have to look too hard because I stumbled upon Brian MacKenzie’s 12-Week CrossFit Endurance Advanced Training Program right away. His plan is intended for triathletes with a mix of Crossfit and sport-specific training, so I just used the running part as the basis of my 8-week plan.
With this training plan, my weekly workouts will typically include 4-5 days off CrossFit, 3 days of running (using the workouts above), and 1-2 rest days.
I’m not going to lie, I have no idea if this training plan is going to work or not. The longest distance that I will be running before the half is 9 miles along with two 7-milers (one this weekend with friends, which totally isn’t part of the plan, and one the week before the actual race). Of course, this is much less running than I’ve ever done in preparation for a half marathon, so this training plan could potentially be a big waste of time, and I could end up crashing and burning on race day. Although, this plan could help me get faster without getting injured, so then it would be the greatest thing ever. We shall see!