Friday, September 14, 2012

Holiday Half Training Plan

On December 16, I'll run my third half marathon. Last May I ran the Hippie Chick Half in 3:06:09, and in July I ran the Foot Traffic Flat in 2:58:15.

I didn't train very well; my longest runs beforehand were 8 miles and 6 miles, respectively. Not quite the same as 13 miles! Now that I know I can finish the distance, I want to put real effort into training and improve my time and endurance.

My dream goal for the Holiday Half: 2:30 (11:27 pace).
My main goal: 2:45 (12:35 pace)
My must goal: 2:58 (13:35 pace) - i.e., beat my current PR

My quasi-training plan is to run 3 days a week (bonus if I do a 4th run), with the following schedule for long run distances each weekend:

My other two runs will mostly be whatever I feel like doing, but I do anticipate working up from my current 2 miles to 4 - 5 miles or so for a "short" run, and include some speed workouts.

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