Mostly because I love to cheat. I cut out a workout here, and a workout there, and before I know it I only ran half the workouts for the week. Oops.
And I also wanted to start bringing the other half of the title of the blog into my posting as well. Consider it another goal for 2012.
Before I actually start my training, I like to sit down and outline a training plan that goes all the way through the race. I generally start with an already well known plan such as those from Hal Higdon or Runner's World, then tweak them to fit my needs.
Step one is to determine when your race is going to be taking place:
Step two is to count backwards to see when the start date is to begin training. For a half marathon, a typical plan is about 12 weeks.
Which of course means that tomorrow kicks off the training!
The original training plan looks like so:
|Monday:||Stretch & Strengthen|
|Tuesday:||3 mi run|
|Wednesday:||5 x 400 @ 5k pace|
|Thursday:||3 mi run + strength|
|Saturday:||3 mi run|
|Sunday:||5 mi run|
Buuuut, that's not going to work for this kid. So with a bit of rearranging and dabbling, my plan for the week looks like this:
|Monday:||3 mi run + yoga|
|Tuesday:||5 x 400 @ 5k pace|
|Wednesday:||3 mi run + strength|
|Thursday:||2 mi run + Indoor Soccer Game|
|Saturday:||5 mi run|
Yeah. So. We'll see how this goes.