Whistlestop Half Marathon Training: Less Than Seven Weeks to Go!

Monday: 20 minute swim + legs/glutes A week out of the pool and the remnants of a cold made this a bit rough, but I still saw improvement in the time it took me to complete my time — I’m getting faster! Tuesday: 3.52 miles (9:35 pace) + abs That afternoon, I headed the new and… Continue reading Whistlestop Half Marathon Training: Less Than Seven Weeks to Go!

Whistlestop Half Marathon: Week ???? (oh, and it’s my birthday today!)

I’m linking up today with Jess and Jess!     I’ve mentioned it on social media, but I’m officially registered for the Whistlestop Half Marathon in Ashland, WI on October 15. I had hoped to get into the TC 10 Mile, but no such luck. I’m finally getting excited about Whistlestop though, and even though I’m… Continue reading Whistlestop Half Marathon: Week ???? (oh, and it’s my birthday today!)

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Training: Week Eleven

It’s officially race week! Last week was a very “meh” week of running: Monday: REST Neck was still sore so I skipped lifting and just stretched and foam rolled Tuesday: 5 miles (9:24 pace) AKA New Garmin Day! The wrist band on my old Garmin came apart and since it’s still under warranty, Garmin offered… Continue reading Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Training: Week Eleven

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Training: Week Ten

Monday: REST 20 minute arm toning circuit and some stretching and foam rolling Tuesday: 5 miles (9:30 pace) Wednesday: REST Did my PT exercises and some pushups and planks. Thursday: REST Did this, instead of running: (Not pictured: A couple of delicious glasses of wine.) Friday: 5 miles (9:20 pace) Even though the forecast called… Continue reading Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Training: Week Ten

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Training: Week Nine

Monday: REST I did a 20-minute arm workout (Thanks, Minneapolis Running!), my PT exercises, stretched and foam rolled Tuesday: 5 miles (9:40 pace) Pretty much everything was working against me for this one — my calves were in knots still from mowing the lawn over the weekend and I was SO HUNGRY after a busy… Continue reading Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Training: Week Nine

Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Training: Week Eight

Monday: Rest (strength training) I dug my hand weights and yoga ball out of the basement (I’m still traumatized from the hours I spent bouncing Calvin on the yoga ball when he was little) and did a little strength training circuit. It felt SO good to lift again. I finished up with some stretching and… Continue reading Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Training: Week Eight