Monday, June 9, 2008

HALF MARATHON TRAINING STARTS TODAY:)!!


Thanks Charlie for the help making my schedule a .jpeg, so that I could upload it!!
This is the plan everyone, please feel free to critique/make suggestions, as this is my first half marathon:)

8 comments:

D10 said...

Let the training begin.

It looks like most weeks you are running 4 or 5 days in a row, This could get challenging and there doesn't seem to be any relief for your legs. It may also lead to injuries and burnout. I would try and split things up a bit, I wouldn't run more than 3 or 4 days in a row. I like to take the day off before a long run and I have found cross training really helps.

However, having said this, everyone is different and do what works best for you.

CewTwo said...

I like to take my long run on the weekend. Unfortunately, I also like to go on Jeep trails. Sometimes, I'll need to switch my long run and my day off.

Either way, for me, I get a day of rest after the LR or a cross-training day. So that works for me.

I don't know much about the Hanson system. More to read up on!

Marcy said...

I was thinking along the same lines as d10. Maybe some cross training added in there to give the legs a little break? Listening to your body is key. It knows what is best for you :-)

mom2beccaNallie said...

Thanks ALL for your valuable inputs:)!!!

I always think I can run 6 days a week, but I think you all are right, run 3 days, then spin, run 2 days then do yoga. So, I redid the plan, and I am changing the days up:
Sunday, Long run, will now be MONDAY

Monday, recovery run, will now be TUESDAY

Tuesday, speed/strength, will now be on WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, off/spinning class, will now be on THURSDAY

Thursday, tempo run, will now be on FRIDAY

Friday, recovery run, will now be on SATURDAY

Saturday, off/yoga, will now be on SUNDAY

I checked my gyms schedule and the times they have for the spinning class and yoga class work for me, and I just realized it will open up Sunday so I can spend it with my family:)

Charlie, would you mind if I sent you another doc, so you could make it into a .jpeg for me, and I'll upload the 'new' plan? Thanks

Thanks again everyone for your input. If anyone sees something wrong with my 'new' plan, please feel free to critique/make suggestions. I can use all the help I can get:)

Thanks!!

mom2beccaNallie said...
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mom2beccaNallie said...

hmm.. I might have a change... just looking at the 'new' schedule, wondering if I should make the recovery run on FRIDAY, after spinning THURSDAY, and the Tempo run on SATURDAY, before my rest/yoga on SUNDAY.

Thoughts anyone??

CewTwo said...

Thanks for the shout out, Joanne! I returned the favor!

robison52 said...

It's the first time I've seen tennis on a half-marathon schedule!! Be careful playing tennis as the twisting motion of swinging a racket can be difficult on the knees as well as the ankles!!