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 Race||cross|
|week 7||Rest||3 m run||5 m run||3 m run||Rest||9 m run||cross|
|week 8||Rest||3 m run||5 m pace||3 m run||Rest||10 m run||cross|
|week 9||Rest||3 m run||5 m run||3 m run||Rest||10-K Race||cross|
|week10||Rest||3 m run||5 m pace||3 m run||Rest||11 m run||cross|
|week11||Rest||3 m run||5 m run||3 m run||Rest||12 m run||cross|
|week12||Rest||3 m run||2 m pace||2 m run||Rest||Rest||Half Marathon 10/3|