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Week 1 Whole30 & SLO Half-Marathon Training

I did it! I made it through the first week of the Whole30 and SLO Half-Marathon training. As I mentioned in my previous post, this isn’t my first Whole30 rodeo and my eating habits were not nearly as bad as they were the first time around, so overall it wasn’t as hard to get back into the swing of things. Do I still want cheese, ice cream and a hunk of french bread? Absolutely!

Below is the workout schedule I followed for the week. If you’re not already, follow me on Instagram for a round-up of what I ate throughout the week.


Kept it light with a 3-mile walk with the dog (brisk pace of about 15 mins/mile)


This was day 1 of half-marathon training – 3-mile steady run at 10:29 min/mi average


Cross-training day! I took a 2-mile walk in the morning, followed by a 20 minute arm work from Fitness Blender (they have some great FREE workouts on YouTube). In the evening, I took a 1 hour Cardio Barre¬†class. If you’ve never taken a barre class, I highly recommend it! It’s faster paced than yoga, but still focuses on using your own body weight to tighten and tone.


Day 2 of half-marathon training – 3-mile run. I ended up doing interval training on the treadmill due to the rain. I did a 3 minute walking warm-up, followed by 1 minute 10:00 min/mile pace, 30 seconds 9:00 min/mile pace and 30 seconds 8:00 min/mile pace. I followed this pattern for a total of 3 miles. I also varied the incline on the treadmill from 2-4% grade.


1 hour Cardio Barre class


Saturday run! 3-mile run at 9:57 min/mile average


#SundayRunday – I have to admit that I dread the long runs on Sunday. That is the one part of half-marathon training that I can’t get into. Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest, amiright?! I did get my 5-mile run in at a 10:20 min/mile pace, which wasn’t too bad.

Goals for Week 2:

  • Stick to the Whole30 nutrition plan, even when SOMEONE (I won’t name names) brings contraband (chocolate chip cookies) into the house
  • Do yoga at least once this week to improve my flexibility and work through sore muscles
  • DO NOT DRINK THE WINE no matter how stressful the week gets. Dandelion tea is totally a substitute for wine (said no one ever).


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