If you’ve been following along, you know that I am currently training for my second half marathon, coming up in March. Last time, I just sort of winged it. I had a loose plan (read: very loose), that I somewhat followed. I didn’t get all my long runs in because I was dealing with a quad strain and physical therapy. I survived the half marathon and even made my “in my head” goal but, this time I want to be better prepared.
Having been through a half before and knowing what my crazy schedule looks like, none of the plans I found online “fit”. So, I took a little bit of this one and a little bit of that one and made my own.
My plan includes 3 runs a week with a long run on Saturday, plus 2 days of cross-training and 2 days of rest. It remains flexible, though, it has to. My schedule is all over the place and some days I just don’t have the energy needed and opt for more rest instead.
So far, it is working out wonderfully. I finished my 5 mile “long run” this past weekend and am cruising along. I’m getting stronger and faster and hopefully will PR in March. We shall see.
I only ask that you don’t share my file, instead send fellow runners over here to my blog instead. Oh, and a little credit wouldn’t hurt either. :)
I hope you enjoy!