How was your Christmas? Mine was busy but also really fun. We woke up to a white Christmas morning in Massachusetts and hung-out with Mike’s family and then eventually made our way up to New Hampshire to enjoy the day with my family. 😀
Wow, today has been slooooooow going. I was able to sleep in til 8 this morning and then just puttered around my apartment for a couple of hours (I’m actually still puttering at the moment). For breakfast, I was craving something healthy so I prepared a bowl of strawberry Chobani greek yogurt with banana slices and GoLean Crisp.
And brought it to my bed so I could spend more time warm and cozy under the blankets.
While in bed, I put together a new training plan for my half marathon that’s in 12 weeks (I’ll do anything to stay in bed a lil’ longer). I based it off a couple different plans that I’ve loosely followed in the past. I knew I wanted 2 rest days, 1 long run, 1 day of speed work (repeats on the track, intervals on a treadmill, or hill workouts), and at least 1 day for cross training. Here’s what I ended up with:
**It’s important to note that this plan is for an Intermediate Runner. Also, it’s just a guide to my training and I’ll most likely switch around the workouts and the rest days. I have to be flexible with my days and base them around:
a) the weather forecast (snow storms, ice, etc.)
b) my work schedule (travel plus my part-time job in the winter)
Although I won’t stick to the plan 100%, I will make sure to run the designated long run each week since I know that’s key to running a great race. My best half marathon time is 1:44 (7:57 pace) so my goal for the race on March 17th is to beat this time. Thinking positive!!
OK, time to hit up the treadmill at the gym for a quick speed workout…
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Do you follow a training plan for a half/ full marathon?
How many days a week do you run?
Anyone else running a St. Patty’s Day race? Which one?