half marathon training plan
lately i have received a few emails asking about work out tips and my running training.
i’ve run 3 half marathons and 1 full marathon, but never really had a training plan
in the past. (!!!) ha, i don’t recommend this, especially if you’re planning on doing a low carb marathon because this will take different amounts of training to usual. i usually just go with the flow and it’s probably why i’ve had shin
splints for years. anyway, we are signed up for the SF giants half marathon
in august with friends, so i made a little training plan that i’ll be using to
finally train for a race. yay! here’s what i’ll be following for the next 9 weeks…
**i always take sunday off as a rest day, so you can shuffle the days around if you’d prefer a
different rest day. i do always go on a walk on my rest day though, to get outside and stay active.**
because of the half marathon coming up, this training plan is my work out focus right now… but i’m a big believer in keeping work outs balanced and well-rounded. if you do any one thing over and over, you will get bored..or worse, injured! so my main work out tip is to mix it up & try new things. we love playing tennis weekly– it gets us outside, and it’s a great work out as well as a fun activity. we love to hike, go on bike rides, go to the gym together, try new classes, go to yoga, and run together. my next goal is to take up swimming. i will post more work out tips as we get more into summer, but for now– hope it helps! please share your work out/ running tips by commenting below! happy wednesday..now go outside and be active!