I've got about 14 weeks until the race. I created this 16-week plan for my training based on a few other plans I found through various resources:
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My plan officially started two weeks ago, but I gave myself a little bit of flexibility when it comes to starting the plan. This week is my first official week of following the plan, as my long runs are now longer than my "usual" runs.
My goal for this race: PR in the half marathon by running it in 2:30 (or less). Because of that, I am going to make speed work a priority in my training. I'm also going to focus on my per-mile splits during the other runs. On my Thursday runs, I'd like my splits to be sub-10:00 pace. On my long runs, I'd like my splits to be sub-11:00 pace. If I can do that, I should certainly reach my goal pace.
Another training goal of mine is to focus on stretching and foam rolling after every run. I know the importance of stretching, so I need to actually reap the benefits of it during my training. I'd also like to avoid the two injuries (heel and knee) I got last time, mainly due to lack of stretching.
I will, of course, keep y'all updated on how my training is going. So far, I've gotten one 3-mile run in and stretched/foam rolled after returning home. Doing well so far!
Question for you: Any races you are currently training for? How do you decided how to train for a race? If you aren't a runner, what current fitness goals do you have and what plan are you following to meet that goal?
I should be back later today with a post with the usual content! Have a great Thursday until then :)