7/20/12

Half Marathon Training Plan!

After MONTHS of debating, and running, and reading blogs, and pretending to be a runner, I finally signed up for my first half marathon!

The Los Angeles Rock N Roll Half Marathon

I am running it with my good friend Danica, and I simply can't wait! 



(Danica with her BF at my rehearsal dinner!)

Because it's on October 28th, it's Halloween themed! 

People dress all crazy like...

 


I started "training" about a month and a half ago, but I pulled my Achilles tendon (or strained it...not sure which!) and it has taken a while for it to heal. Luckily, after a month or so of icing, stretching, and strengthening, I am happy to say that I can run again! I spent 20 minutes running last night (albeit very slowly!) without ANY pain!

 Now, I know I can't just jump into full-on training again, but I am definitely going to start to build my mileage. 

The training plan I designed for myself allows six weeks for my body to get back to the "running shape" it was in before...aka five mile runs about twice a week, with shorter distances in between. I am not a professional coach or trainer,so I built this training plan off of Hal Higdon's book Marathon (a great read if you are interested in becoming a runner!). I definitely modified his plan, as I added higher mileage toward the end, and also incorporated more strength training and cross-training.

Also, note that I am not running this for SPEED. I want to keep my body healthy without injuries, so while I originally planned on running it in 2:00, I am now shooting for a 2:30 half marathon time. 

Here is my 14 week 1/2 Marathon Training Plan!



Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday  Saturday Total









Week 1 X Train Rest X Train Yoga 2.5 Miles 2 Miles 3 Miles 7.5
7/22-7/28 Pilates
Pilates X Train

Week 2  2 Miles Rest 3 Miles Pilates 3 Miles Rest 4 Miles 12
7/29-8/4 Pilates X Train Pilates X Train

Week 3 3 Miles Rest 4 Miles Pilates 5  Miles Rest 4 Miles 16
8/5-8/11 Pilates X Train Yoga X Train

Week 4 4 Miles Rest 4 Miles Pilates 5 Miles Rest 4 Miles 17
8/12-8/18 Yoga Pilates X Train X Train

Week 5 4 Miles Yoga 4 Miles Pilates 5 Miles Rest  4 Miles 17
8/19-8/25 Yoga Pilates X Train X Train

Week 6 5 Miles Rest 4 Miles Pilates  5 Miles Rest 4 Miles 18
8/26-9/1 Yoga Pilates X Train X Train

Week 7 6 Miles Rest 4 Miles Pilates  4 Miles Rest 6 Miles 20
9/2-9/8 Yoga Pilates X Train Pilates

Week 8 4 Miles Rest 4 Miles Pilates 6  Miles Rest 3 Miles 17
9/9-9/15 Yoga X Train X Train Pilates Pilates

Week 9 8 Miles Rest 3 Miles Pilates 6 Miles Rest 3 Miles 20
9/16-9/22 Yoga X Train X Train X Train

Week 10 10 Miles Yoga 4 Miles Pilates 5 Miles Rest 3 Miles 22
9/23-9/29 Yoga Pilates X Train X Train

Week 11 11 Miles Yoga 4 Miles Pilates 5 Miles Rest 3 Miles 23
9/30-10/6 Yoga Pilates X Train X Train

Week 12 12 Miles Yoga X Train Pilates 4 Miles Rest 3 Miles 23
10/7-10/13 Yoga Pilates 4 Miles X Train

Week 13 13 Miles Yoga 2 Miles X Train 2 hrs 5 Miles Rest 8 Miles 28
10/14-10/20 Yoga X Train Pilates Yoga

Week 14 Pilates Rest 5 Miles Hot Yoga 2 Miles Rest 1/2 Marathon 20
10/21-10/27 X Train

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