Week 1 ~ 1/2 Marathon training and getting back on track
Monday, May 05, 2008
This week I am starting a half marathon training program, I would like to do a half marathon by October if all goes well.
I'm combining Dan Finagers Rookie Marathon training plan from Runners world and the Hal Higdons 12 week 1/2 marathon program. What I am doing is using the Hal Higdons schedule but switching to the different types of runs from the other program. Also I am adding the extra running day from the Dan Finager program.
So this is what week 1 should look like:
Monday: Strength train & Cross train
Tues: 3 mile easy run
Wed: 2-3 mile easy run & strength train
Thurs:3 mile run
Friday: Strength train
Saturday: 4 mile easy run
Sunday: 2-3 mile easy run
The first 2 weeks of this program have only easy runs and after week 2 Tempo, Fartlek, Repeats & hill repeats are added in.
I'm also going to have to add in biking and swimming somewhere for cross training seeing I plan on doing a Triathlon in July and would like to do one more in the fall if possible.
I need to get back to my clean eating, it really makes a difference. For the last week I have kind of strayed from it and have been eating a lot of greasy fried foods and other junk I should not be eating and I really can feel the difference in my energy level and mood. Also, when I run it seems to take a lot more effort .... I kind of feel like I'm going backwards as far as progress goes. My 4 mile run yesterday was more like 4 miles of torture!