So I'm up to a little over 8 miles for my half marathon training. This week, I NEED to exceed 9 miles and the week after that 10+. Then, it's half marathon time. I like to follow the Hal Higdon training plans. I followed his plan for the second half marathon I ran in 2010 and I took 2 minutes off my time. Granted, that time, I was much more physically prepared in that I was in better 'running-shape' although, this time, I am in better 'overall shape' so it should be interesting to see how I end up with this race. (I can't help but be a little competitive with myself, even though this time it's really not about me)
Below is the plan I'm "quasi following". I still box 2 -3 days per week (we sprint in those classes) and am covering 3 or 5 mile runs two other days during the week, and then a long run.
Now, here's my tip of the day when training for any race... take REST days. The mistake I made when I trained for my first half was... wait for it... running to much. I barely took any days off and my muscles never got a break to repair and therefore, it slowed me down. Rest. Days. Are. Crucial. My second tip is to buy a foam roller or 'the stick'... seen here.
Anyone else running the Run to Remember on May 26th?!
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Have a fantastic week. xo.