As you all know, a few weeks ago I signed up for my second half marathon — the D.C. National Half Marathon in March!
About a bazillion of my friends, both grad school and blogging-related, are also running it, so it should be a blast! I’m excited to have friends to train with here in Chapel Hill — we’ll be doing all of our long weekend runs together and hopefully a couple of the midweek runs, too.
Without further adieu, here is my training plan! I just started training this week.
As you can see, each week includes:
- 1 long run
- 1 shorter hilly run
- 1 shorter speedwork run
- 1 day of yoga
- 2 days of cross training/strength/stretching
- 1 day of rest
I will also be icing, foam rolling, and stretching after every single run, no matter how short.
Cross training will likely be either elliptical, biking, walking, or hiking. For my speedwork workouts, I’ll probably do them on either the treadmill or at the UNC track with the girls — my plan is basically just to cover the designated mileage in an interval sort of workout — varying sprinting, running fast, jogging, etc.
On my training page, you’ll see my last half marathon training plan — it’s similar to this one, but with a bunch of LA Boxing workouts thrown in since I was partnering with them at the time. I’m only running 3 days a week because that’s what works for me — any more and I tend to burn out/get injured. I like mixing it up 🙂
To read more about my running and previous training, check out my first half marathon race recap, as well as my post-half marathon reflections post with thoughts on how my first half marathon training went and how I worked to overcome previous knee injuries.
Here’s hoping for a successful few months of training and a great race! My goal? Finish in under 2 hours.
Any thoughts, questions, or comments related to my new training plan? I’d love to hear ‘em!
Speaking of running and races, guess who is featured in the current January/February 2011 issue of Washington Running Report magazine?!
Look, it’s me!! 🙂 Apparently their editor saw my D.C. Jingle All the Way 10k race recap and liked it, so they used it as a feature in the race recap section of their magazine!
Cool, right? It’s a little awkward to read since the text is from my blog post but minus the photos, but still awesome to be featured. They even included a picture and my splits! 🙂
I’m off to class — have a wonderful day, friends!