When I get back from my trip home, it's time to start training for another half marathon! On August 2nd, I'll be running the ZOOMA Women's Half Marathon in Chicago!
I've come up with a training plan for this race and will start it on Monday (Memorial Day). I wanted to go ahead and post it so that I can keep myself accountable and actually get started with the training when I say I'm going to.
20+S=20 minutes of running with a strength workout. This will most likely be the BodyPump class that I regularly attend with a short run either before or after the class
3 m SW=3 mile run with some speedwork. The type of speedwork will vary week to week, but I do want to incorporate that more in my training
S/Yoga=Strength/Yoga. I might to do both, I might do one or the other. Depends on the day!
2 m/CT=2 miles and/or cross-training. Nothing too heavy, though, considering the next day's work
LR=Long run. I'll start with a 5-mile long run and work my way up to 12 miles, increasing 1 mile a week
I may be switching some of these things around, but we'll start here and just see how things go. My main goal for training is to stick with it! A lot of times, I make a plan for myself and don't follow through. I have some ideas of how to motivate myself to do so, and I'll share those with you throughout the training process.
Keep in mind that I AM NOT a fitness professional/running coach. These are things that have worked for me in the past, and I already have a running base to work from. Ideally, I'd like to train for longer, but this is the time frame I have to work with (due to my own recent laziness).
Question for you: Do you have anything that you are training for right now?