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My half marathon training plan

Friday, February 17, 2012

Hi all!
I am mostly writing this out just to work through some timing issues. I had been thinking of doing a half in April, so I had initially paced my training to be ready by then. Now I think I am just going to do the one on May 27th and the second on June 3rd - the same combo that worked out so well for me last year!

I am in my 11th week of CONSISTENT training. For me a training week consists of 3 runs - two shorter (up to 4 or 5 miles) and faster runs and one long slow run (on the weekends - currently up to 6 mile long runs and will eventually run 12). I also aim for 2 strength training sessions per week and at least one cross training day (walking or cycling, generally).

So, go me!! I may weigh more than I did last year (by 30 pounds...), but I am doing slightly better with my training. And feeling fit. That matters a lot to me. I hope to continue losing weight slowly through the training process, but I am not going to push it to the detriment of performance!

Anyway, here is my weekly guide to the length of my long runs until May 27th...

This week: 6
Week of 2/19: 7
Week of 2/26: 7
Week of 3/4: 5
Week of 3/11: 6
Week of 3/18: 7
Week of 3/25: 8
Week of 4/1: 8
Week of 4/8: 7
Week of 4/15: 9
Week of 4/22: 10
Week of 4/29: 11
Week of 5/6: 12
Week of 5/13: 6.1 (Road to the Pogue)
Week of 5/20: 8-10
5/27: 13.1 at the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon!!!!
6/3: 13.1 at the Covered Bridges Half Marathon!!!!

Last year I ran KBVCM in 2:39:55 and the CBHM in 2:20:20. I am hoping to beat my times at both races, and PR at CBHM with a time of less than 2:10:00. I am putting in the work!!!

I hope that everyone is well.
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  • AMBER281
    Good luck.
    Sounds like a great plan!
    1707 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    I am really proud of you for sticking with this.

    1711 days ago
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