I've decided I graduated from Ripped, Level 1 yesterday. It's still hard, but I'm able to do most of it with 8lb weights now. And to tell you the truth, it's starting to get boring. I did it 5 days last week, and ran 3 days. With today's run, I've now worked out 9 of the last 9 days!
I weighed and measured today, and I'm down 4.3lbs this week! I need to go upstairs to get my notebook to log my inches, but I know I'm down 3.75" total, and 1.5" just in my waist! Jillian is so tough, but man! she gets results.
So today, I ran 4 miles on the treadmill. I ran most of it at 5.2, and sped it up the last mile or so! It's my fastest average pace in a long time. I just need to stick with it, and run the 4 days/week that are on my training plan so I can hopefully run my half in a decent time. I signed up for the 2:30 wave since that's what all my friends are running, but I'm just hoping to be under 3:00. I'd really love to be under 2:45. We'll see. 12 miles scheduled for Saturday. I'm really nervous after this past weekend's long run! I can't let it derail me, though. Just over a month left til the half, so I have to push through for a little longer.
Brittany asked in my last post what training plan I'm doing. Since I'm not savvy enough to figure out how to add a link in the comments, I'm just adding it here. Also, I thought others might be looking for a half training plan, and I've really liked this one. I started my training right after the Bolder Boulder on Memorial Day, so I had 17 weeks. Since the plan is only 12 weeks, I repeated some weeks in order to fit the time I had. I also added a 13.1 run right before I start tapering because I'm scared and need to run it before the actual race. That way, I'll *know* I can get through it. I just made myself a spreadsheet in excel with my 17 weeks based on the plan I found on pinterest that seemed closest to my ability. I haven't stuck with it to the letter because I'm a big slacker, but I HAVE to from here on out. I don't have time to slack now!
Ok, it's time for my date with Jillian and Level 2. Hold me.