Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Half Marathon Training Must Begin


Remember back on January 1st when I set this little resolution to run a half marathon?  Well, I signed up for The Virginia Beach Rock N’ Roll Half Marathon on Labor Day weekend and the training must begin!  It will definitely get me in bathing suit shape, so I’m killing two birds with one stone!  I don’t want to push it too close to the race date, but given that I was focused on my dance competition, I decided on a 20 week training program.  It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it and I think I will be very happy in the end.  Thanks to a little Google search, I was able to find a 20 week training schedule.   

20 Week Half Marathon Training Schedule

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
April
Week 1
off
3 miles
off
3 miles
off
4 miles
3 miles

Week 2
off
3 miles
off
3 miles
off
4 miles
3 miles

Week 3
off
4 miles
off
4 miles
off
5 miles
3 miles

Week 4
off
4 miles
off
4 miles
off
5 miles
3 miles
Apr/May
Week 5
off
5 miles
off
5 miles
off
6 miles
2-3 miles

Week 6
off
5 miles
off
5 miles
off
6 miles
2-3 miles

Week 7
off
3 miles
5 miles
3 miles
off
7 miles
2-3 miles

Week 8
off
3 miles
5 miles
3 miles
off
7 miles
2-3 miles

Week 9
off
4 miles
5 miles
4 miles
off
8 miles
2-3 miles
June
Week 10
off
4 miles
5 miles
4 miles
off
8 miles
2-3 miles

Week 11
off
4 miles
6 miles
4 miles
off
9 miles
2 miles

Week 12
off
4 miles
6 miles
4 miles
off
9 miles
2 miles

Week 13
off
5 miles
6 miles
5 miles
off
10 miles
2 miles
July
Week 14
off
5 miles
6 miles
5 miles
off
10 miles
2 miles

Week 15
off
5 miles
6 miles
4 miles
off
11 miles
2 miles

Week 16
off
5 miles
6 miles
4 miles
off
11 miles
2 miles

Week 17
off
4 miles
6 miles
4 miles
off
12 miles
off
July/Aug
Week 18
off
4 miles
6 miles
4 miles
off
12 miles
off

Week 19
off
4 miles
5 miles
4 miles
off
6 miles
off

Week 20
off
4-5 miles
off
4-5 miles
off
13.1 miles!
off

Who wants to join me?!? 

I apologize for my lack of blogging.  Life has been Ca-Ra-Zy lately!  I was away all weekend for a dance competition and as most of you know, the week before you leave your family, there is a lot get done.  On top of the normal things, I had to get spray tanned, do my nails, sneak in at least 2 dance lessons, interview people for a few open positions at my job, work fulltime, pack, and the list goes on and on.  A dance competition blog is in the works and I am really excited about it!

Much love. 

1 comment:

  1. oh wow good luck!! I wish I could do that... I admire those runners. Maybe one day!

    Happy Easter weekend :)

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