Half time! I did it, I hit the halfway point of my half marathon training! And I gotta say, the first half went better than I expected.
If you recall, I didn’t think things would go well over the summer. Between the weather, Summer camp for my son, and travel activity, I really thought I’d struggle to stick to my plan.
In fact, the opposite occured. Other than making the switch to indoor running on the treadmill, I stayed very close to plan all the way through the Summer. Until school started back up, that is.
In addition to the school schedule, and all of the other activities that go along with it, I started a new job in August, with a new schedule. I’ve found the last two to three weeks of my training schedule to have been the hardest to maintain.
But, the good news is I’m hitting the long distances now. Rather than repeating the same plan over again, I’m going to go forward at the same distances I have been, and focus on reducing my times. What you’ll see me do is run 5 miles, 3 miles, 5 miles during the weekdays, and then longer distances on Sundays.
So from here until December, it’s the Sunday runs you’ll see vary from week to week, with maybe a 5k sprinkled in from time to time.
WEEK 12 RESULTS
Sun: 10 mile run- Partially COMPLETE. Since I didn’t get my 9 miles in the prvevious week, I ran them today.
Tue: 5 mile run- MISSED. My husband was out of town, so things were a little hectic and I was unable to get a run in.
Wed: 3 mile run or cross-training- MISSED. Same story as Tuesday.
Thu: 5 mile run- COMPLETE. My husband was back, so I hit the gym and banged out my run.
Sat: 60 minutes of cross training- COMPLETE. I did bench press and dumbbell curls.
AND HERE ARE MY OBJECTIVES FOR WEEK 13-
Sun: 10 mile run
Tue: 5 mile run
Wed: 3 mile run
Thu: 5 mile run
There’s plenty of time to train, and whether you’re an experienced runner or a beginner, I’d love to see you come do this race with me!