Thursday, August 20, 2015

6 weeks to go!

Things get pretty real when you realize your half marathon is 6 weeks away.  My longest run has been 8 miles which means I need to find the motivation to run another 5.1 miles.  I'm planning on doing 9 miles this weekend and even enlisted Ryan to buy me a couple of Gu's to use as fuel. 

I hadn't been using a training plan but just googled a couple of different ones and think I'll try to follow Hal Higdon's novice 2 training plan for the remainder.

Since I'm doing a 5k on 8/29, I'll just swap weeks 6 and 7.  I like this plan because there are 4 days of running, along with 1 day of cross-training, and 2 days off.  With such an increase in mileage I'll definitely need those rest days to avoid injury. 

I ran 4.2 miles on Sunday, 3 miles on Tuesday, and 3.1 miles yesterday.  I took today off and will probably try to run tomorrow or take a class at the Bar Method.  Looks like I'm right on track!  As the weeks tick by I'll put more thought into my goal finish time for the race.

week 6  Rest  3 m run  4 m pace  3 m run  Rest  5-K Racecross
week 7  Rest  3 m run  5 m run  3 m run  Rest  9 m runcross
week 8  Rest  3 m run  5 m pace  3 m run  Rest  10 m runcross
week 9  Rest  3 m run  5 m run  3 m run  Rest  10-K Racecross
week10  Rest  3 m run  5 m pace  3 m run  Rest  11 m runcross
week11  Rest  3 m run  5 m run  3 m run  Rest  12 m runcross
week12  Rest  3 m run  2 m pace  2 m run  Rest  RestHalf Marathon 10/3

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