It’s that time again!
Half marathon training time!!!
Last night I spent some time putting together my training plan for the ZOOMA Florida half marathon. The big race is approximately eight weeks away and it’s time to dive headfirst into training!
I’ve intentionally been running five miles a few times a week to make sure I have a decent base. I feel quite comfortable with my five-mile base and am ready to begin incorporating long runs into my training.
Since this will be my fifth half marathon, I feel more comfortable with my training plan. My training plan is quite similar to the plan I’ve followed for the two half marathons I ran last year and the one I ran in 2010. (My plan is simply a training plan that works for me based on my fitness level but I am not a running coach by any means, so please don’t follow this plan without consulting with an expert!)
I constructed my plan based off of my personal workout schedule (I don’t want to give up strength training!) and Hal Higdon’s half marathon training plans.
This morning I took some time to make it look all fancy since I want to have something fun to print out and hang on our fridge.
Crossing off the long runs with a marker is oddly satisfying!
Though I made a conscious effort to start training last week (I went running three times, including Thursday’s turkey trot 10K race), this week officially marks week one of my training. Five miles is on the docket for today!
Sadie is psyched.
Of course my training plan is flexible and I may shuffle some of the workouts around but half marathon fever is running through my body and I’m excited to get training!
More half marathon-related blog posts:
- So You Want to Run a Half Marathon
- Training for a Half Marathon on a Treadmill
- My Half Marathon Reflections
- Chicago Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Playlist
- Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Playlist
Breakfast this morning centered around half of an avocado.
I topped scrambled eggs prepared with a splash of milk and shredded mozzarella cheese with the sliced avocado.
Served with a handful of trail mix and a hot cup of coffee!
I’m planning to spend the morning working before heading out for a lunchtime run with Sadie. The weather is gorgeous today, so hopefully it stays nice and cool!
Question of the Morning
- Do you have any fitness goals that you hope to accomplish during the holiday season?