Monday, January 25, 2010

OMG, a half marathon!!

I've just committed to run a half marathon. I am the girl who hated running and avoided it until the last few months. My husband has encouraged me to start running and now my girlfriend from Iowa just suggested we join her for half marathon in June! 


Do you, lovely readers, have any training suggestions? I'm very curious to know more about running schedules for 5 months before the race. I've currently worked up to running 3-4 miles several times a week. I'm looking up several half marathon schedules online for suggestions, for example:



Beginners' Half-Marathon Training Schedule (from running.about.com)
Week
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
1
Rest
2 mi
Rest
2.5 mi
Rest
3 mi
2 mi EZ
2
Rest
2 miles
Rest
3 mi
CT or Rest
4 mi
2.5 mi EZ
3
Rest
2.5 mi
CT
3 mi
Rest
5 mi
2 mi EZ
4
Rest
3 mi
CT
4 mi
Rest
6 mi
3 mi EZ
5
Rest
3 mi
CT
3 mi
Rest
7 mi
3 mi EZ
6
Rest
4 mi
CT
4 mi
Rest
8 mi
3 mi EZ
7
Rest
4 mi
Rest
4 mi
CT
9 mi
3 mi EZ
8
Rest
4 mi
CT
3 mi
Rest
10 mi
3 mi EZ
9
Rest
5 mi
CT
4 mi
Rest
11 mi
Rest
10
3 mi EZ
4 mi
Rest
3 mi
CT
12 mi
3 mi EZ
11
Rest
CT
Rest
3 mi
CT
5 mi
2.5 mi EZ
12
Rest
2 mi
20 minutes
Rest
20 minutes
Race Day!
Rest Day!
CT= CROSS TRAINING, EZ= EASY 
Please feel free to give me any tips or suggestions! They will be greatly appreciated!

3 comments:

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Ohhh girl, now the fun begins!!!!

for the love said...

Shoot - I'm impressed. I've just started running and the thought of a 5k still scares me! Obvs, I have no training tips for you, but I wish you lots of luck in the process! I'm sure you'll do great!

Katie said...

you can do it! i did my first one back in dec and it was SUCH a feeling of accomplishment! my mister and i trained together - we did the nike plus online training. you buy a chip that goes in your shoes and it plugs into you ipod and keeps up with your running. i'd definately look into it! way to go girl!!!

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