Monday, July 1, 2013

#IndyWomensHalf Marathon Training Plan

After taking most of last week off, I was more than ready to lace up for an early morning run. According to the training plan I developed, 3.5 miles were on tap for the day. I put on my Chicago Women's Half Marathon race shirt to self-motivate.

It totally worked. I went out and back, and here's how it split:

If I could only just keep that pace for 13.2 miles, I'd be one happy girl. But I think that's asking a lot of myself. Somewhere close to 10:30 is more realistic for this runner, so that's what I'm shooting for. 

So what does my training plan look like? Based on your feedback, and after giving it some serious thought, I think I'm going to try the two-week taper approach. Part of me wants to take the "if it's not broke, don't fix it" approach and run 12 miles the weekend before the race, but the other part of me is curious how race day would feel with a longer taper. 

So that's what we'll do.
This is what I'll do:

One day done. Check it.

Question: What are you currently in training for?


Caroline Thomas said...

I think you can keep that pace for the 13.1! Just a little got this.

Courtney said...

That was a speedy run! And your training plan looks great :)

adailydoseoffit said...

Thanks, Courtney! We'll see how it goes...

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