When I started training for my first half, I used the Hal Higdon's Novice 2 training plan. It was easy to follow and just what I needed to fit into my busy schedule. This November I switched to the Hal Higdon's Intermediate plan. I needed a challenge and it also added a few things I was not doing, but really needed to improve with my times and training.
I run by myself during the week for my short runs and on the weekend I run with my local running store, here in Doral, the Running Company. I love long runs. There are some great areas to run in my neighborhood where you can go long distances before you have to cross a street. My next goal is to buy a bike so I can go riding with the kids on the trail or just back and forth to the neighborhood park.
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I am training and using Jeff Galloway's Runkeeper training program for a sub-2:30 half marathon. I usually run 4x a week for at least 22 total miles . I do my long runs Sunday mornings at 530-6 am with BGR and we finish early and get to church!!! This past Sunday I did my longest run with 2 sisters doing 10-11 miles and 4 of us finishing 15. We have a goal to do a 19 miler by Sept 2013. I am beginning strength training and cross train doing water aerobics. I maintain a lower carb diet, commit to meatless Mondays with BGR SoFL and drink 1/2 my body weight in water. I avoid sodas, juice, beef, pork, and the white stuff--white rice, potatoes, bread, pasta.
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I am just about decided to train for a half marathon. I researched and found Hal Higdon's training Novice 2, he is big on the run/walk thing but I for whatever reason resist walking and just want to run it.... 12 week training. So if I start the 1st Monday in December I will be ready to run a half the end of Feb. I have a new friend on my running route and she is interested in training with me.....she's very sweet BUT I am SO cautious about committing myself to do this with someone...in the past I have had so many flaky people start and stop things with me, I'm a little apprehensive. I am going to look for a race for early March and.....perhaps sign up....not sure what is holding me back...what's the worse thing that can happen? :)
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My goal is the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February (lots of time... I think??). A lot of the ladies here in BGR Baltimore are training for Halfs and Fulls for the October Baltimore Running Festival. All of the ones that I talked to are using Hal Higdon. When I get to 12 weeks before the race, I am going to do his Novice 1 or 2 training schedule but with Jeff Galloway's running method (Jeff pushes the run/walk interval method).
Hal Higdon Training: http://halhigdon.com/training/51130/Half-M arathon-Training-Guide Jeff Galloway Training: http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/half_ marathon.html
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I confess I want to do this, but I am intimidated by it all. I can wall my butt off and jog a little, but to flat out RUN!? LOL. But this is why I am here.
I have an app on my phone which helps out, plus SP has a group, I believe, that does also. I have to get a better pair of shoes. I've started back in my martial arts training after a three year break and this is good, but not like jogging/running could do.
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I am looking to train for a half marathon and would like to know if there are any tips you all would like to share for those of you who have trained before? I was told at the BGR run to check out Hal Higdon's running plan to train. Have anyone used his plan?
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