As you may know, I am running my first half marathon in May.
It’s a little over 12 weeks out, so I figured I should start figuring out what my training plan should be. I looked up a few training plans online, and have heard rave reviews about Hal Higdon’s novice 1 program.
I took Hal’s program and tweaked it a bit to fit my schedule and fitness goals. I officially start training this Monday!
Mondays: These will be the day after my long runs. Perfect for foam rolling and stretching. I don’t want any injuries, and I believe that stretching is a big component to any training plan. You can’t leave it out!
Tuesdays: Every week my run’s will increase a bit, here I want to work on my speed. Since they are shorter runs, I’m going to push myself a bit.
Wednesdays: Cross training (elliptical, walking, swimming, snowboarding cause there’s lots of snow in the mountains) and a leg workout! I can’t give up strength training. I would cry. End of story.
Thursdays: Run & Arms. Cardio and strength training. So I can still stick with the program but not throw a fit because my weights would miss me.
Friday: REST DAY! Self explanatory.
Saturday: Easy cross training & some ab work.
Sunday: Long runs. 6 pound 8 ounce sweet baby Jesus help me not die during these.
I’m pumped to start training next week!
If you have any tips for training let me know!
What training plan do you/have you used for half marathons?
How do you survive long runs? Are they as scary as they sound?