I can’t believe my marathon was almost 3 weeks ago now! It’s been a little weird not having a strict running routine these past few weeks, but I’ll be kicking in to half marathon training mode next week!
I was originally planning on an 8-week training program (I did my first half marathon with a 6-week program!), but since I’m trying to up my speed and go for a PR, I figured a longer program with speed work would be beneficial. Are you ready for it? Ok here is the big unveiling…
When I look at this program next to my marathon training calendar, it looks like a piece of cake. 12 miles as my longest run before the race? Psh. NBD. That’s what I’m trying to tell myself. Go with it.
I’m nervous excited to start incorporating speed intervals and faster runs into my training. I think it will push me to a whole new level. Plus, I’m a bonafide gym member now, so I can do some of my shorter runs on the treadmill and leave the long runs for the chilly outdoors. I still want to do some speed work outdoors, though – to make sure I can really push myself without an automatic band forcing me to go faster so I don’t bust my butt like these poor people:
Anyway, this program is based off of Hal Higdon’s Intermediate Half Marathon Training Guide. I’m really trying to get back into yoga, so I’m using those as my stretch and strength cross-training. I also like having Saturday’s as my rest days, so I moved a few things around.
D.C., I’m coming in fast!
ANNNNDDD we have a winner from the Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway. The winner is….
Alicia Boyde! Congrats Alicia! I sent you an email.
How do you train to increase your speed?