Posts Tagged ‘half marathon’

I finished my first few days with Mark’s training schedule. So far, so good!! I have been given a official distance I am training for and it is a Half Marathon! So exciting isn’t it ūüôā This week will be fun and I promise myself I’m not going to torture myself again by making my runs at 1 or 2 in the morning. (That, and the husband was not too happy when he found out I was running in the dark.)

Today Mark has sent me a new schedule which I’m very excited about. (You can see, i’m pretty pumped up!)¬†

Monday РRun easy for 20 minutes.  Try to breathe in through your nose as you run and out through your mouth.  Let those breaths in each be viewed as giving you more power and strength.  Let each breath in and out relax your shoulder, necks, and arms more each breath.

Tuesday – Cross train for 30-45 minutes or run easy for 30 minutes.

Wednesday – 10 minutes of easy jogging to warmup. ¬†20 minute fartlek. ¬†I want you to alternate running fast (don’t grind and grit your teeth, run fast not “hard”) and running easy. ¬†Just go as fast as you can as long as you can and then go easy until you are ready to go again. ¬†5 minute cooldown at the end.

Thursday Р Cross train for 30-45 minutes or run easy for 30 minutes or day off.

Friday РProgression run.  Start off easy and run very easy the first ten minutes and then gradually pick up the pace for 15 minutes, staying relaxed and just letting your legs gradually go faster.  Try to run the last 30 seconds all out.


Saturday – Cross train for 30 minutes or take today off.

Sunday РLong run.  7 miles.  The pace does not matter.  Just run by feel.  Start off very easy and try to gradually pick up the pace.  

 

The oddest thing happend. When I looked at Sunday to see how far my long run would be, I got giddy and excited! Each week my milage increases, my longest run will become longer and longer. Here is to a successful week of training!