Half Marathon Plans
Tuesday Workout: 3.5 miles on treadmill (38:40) Walked 1 mile, ran between 6.3-6.5 mph, BODYPUMP (1 hr)
*I did not do my 45 minute yogadownload.com workout last night. Instead, I fought with my scanner for almost 2 hours and tried to upload my music theory homework that was due at midnight. Super fun…
I taught music lessons 9:00-3:00 today and headed to the gym around 3:30 to run on the treadmill before BodyPump class. I was really tired and told myself I could go as slow as I wanted. I started with a .5 mile walk then ran 2.5 miles and finished with a .5 mile walk. I always like walking after a run because it cools me down, brings down my heart rate and helps loosen me up. I cut it kinda close and as soon as I was finished on the treadmill I ran over to class. I was really looking forward to Pump today, because I thought they would use the new release (new song list/choreography) but the instructor told us they aren’t using it until NEXT week. WHY?! The Tuesday night instructor is super sweet and buff but it does get on my nerves when she instructs class and isn’t in time with the music. It’s like she will do movements faster than the beat should be and it drives me crazy. Then I get stubborn and stay with the music, but look wrong.
Has anyone ever experienced a BodyPump instructor that can’t stay with the music???
Even though I had a pretty horrible run on Saturday, I am very excited to start my training plan for the Hershey 1/2 Marathon on October 16th. I am looking to do a 12 week plan that will still allow me to take BodyPump class and hopefully cross-train with yoga and spinning. I love following running plans. It makes me so happy to see the mileage and get to cross it off on the calendar. The only problem is I get pretty down on myself if I skip or fall short on a scheduled run because I’m tired and don’t feel like running. I am okay with skipping a run if I am really sore and my body needs a break from a shorter mid-week run. I will never let myself skip or fall short on a weekend long run.
In the back of my mind, my running plans/goals for this year (I’m thinking school year!) are:
* Run a faster 1/2 marathon in October at Hershey
*Run the insanely hard Penn State 1/2 marathon in December again (seriously, this thing is stupid hard…crazy hills – read the description!)
* Run another full marathon in the Spring!
I am still deciding between plans for the October 1/2 and I am thinking of just altering/combining mileage from a few of the following plans…
Plan from this month’s Runner’s World
I used Hal Higdon’s full marathon plan (novice 1) this past year and it was tough. I’m not crazy about the long runs in his half plans though…
This is the Nike+ plan I used last summer when training for the Disney Wine & Dine 1/2 and it was tough. I ended up lowering some of the mileage because I wasn’t ready for it. I like the Tues/Weds/Thurs running schedule, but I don’t really feel like running a 13 and 14 during week 9 and 10.
Hope I didn’t bore you with my training plans, but I really get into them! Any suggestions?