I'm linking up to Food Fitness and Family. She's an awesome fitness blogger who also has plans to run the same half. She's going to rock it too!
I've signed up for the Go! St. Louis Half Marathon and I'm so excited to have a goal (date) to work towards.
I picked a training plan than jazzed it up a little. I used Hal Higdon's Novice program and then customized it for my schedule. Hopefully if you're prepping for an event like this and are using an out of the box training plan you are making adjustments based on your restrictions,etc.
I realized a while back that these types of plans are a great starting point but to try to follow it exactly didn't work for me. After all, Hal doesn't know what my constraints are. He only knows what I need to do to successfully run a half but by modifying it to suite my schedule, Hal and I become a winning team.
So I wanted to show you how I modified it.
First, I added my weight workouts back in. I know it looks a little lopsided but I have found that my workouts at the beginning of the week are always stronger so I want to make sure I get as much in by Wednesday as possible.
Also, I'm not afraid to switch my Saturday and Sunday workouts if need be. With School, there are days when I need to do group work on Sundays and that will mean that long runs need to be done on Saturday.
Now that I've got my plan figured out, I schedule it EVERYWHERE. I added to my outlook calendar at work, I pencil it in to my day planner and add it to my iPhone. Hell, I even print it and put it on my cubicle wall.
Then it's time to get my workout on! I'm so excited to have a plan. I feel much more focused when I do.