The Plan

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I found a training program on Pinterest that looked pretty good, but I needed to alter it a bit because I don’t want to run 6 days a week, and I also really like to get lifting time in at the gym with my boyfriend.  Therefore, I added in another rest day and another cross-training day, leaving me with 2 cross-training days, 2 rest days, and 3 running days per week.  I think this will work for me right now because the half is REALLY far away (either September or November, depending on which one I pick).  As I get closer to the actual race, I can add in more running days as needed, but with at least 6 months to train, this should do:

Half-Marathon Training

Please keep in mind, I am not a trainer or doctor, so I can’t vouch for the safety or efficacy of this training program–this is just what I plan to do.  I would consider myself a novice runner, since I have completed a few 5ks and used to run regularly.  If you are a beginner, you may want to start with a Couch-to-5k or Couch-to-10k program to ease into it.  When I started running, I used Couch-to-5k and it was great!

Also, I’m planning to add a “Races” page with all of the 5ks, 10ks and half-marathons that I plan to participate in this year.  If any of you are in VT and looking for a running buddy or plan to be at one of these events, let me know!

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