Tomorrow starts my official training for my first ever half marathon which is on Sunday, July 17. (I start out with a rest day, awesome!) I looked at several training plans online and adapted a couple of them into my own plan to work with my schedule. This training schedule is 10 weeks long, and I will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. I will complete a yoga workout on Tuesdays and Fridays (or possibly some other DVD workout). I will have one rest day per week.
During my regular runs I run for distance, but during my training run I will run for time. This makes me a little nervous, but I think I can adapt. I'm both nervous and excited to start my training.
Feel free to view my training schedule here. You'll notice I don't have any set speed workouts on the schedule, but I do plan to add in tempo runs and interval workouts a bit. I just don't know when. I do have a time goal for this 1/2 marathon (2.5 hours), but mainly I just want to finish strong. I want to feel great during my training, great during the race, AND great during the days that follow the race. Right now, I don't feel a huge need for speed. 11 minute miles for 13.1 miles will be fine. Just fine.
Here we go!