“Tick, tick, tick, tick on the watch and life’s too short for me to stop.”-La Roux
I was woken up by my lovely alarm at 4:30 this morning. I checked the weather and it was a refreshing 23 degrees outside. BUT, today was not the day to cringe and crawl back in bed. Today was my first day of training for Broad Street! Sure, I only had a 3-miler planned for this morning, but was still a run that’s preparing me for May. And that gets me SO excited. My first training run went really well. I’ve been running between 6 and 8 miles every other day, so when I only had to run 3 this morning, it was a nice change. I’m able to focus more now on my time and picking up my race pace. YAY!
On another note: I was absolutely freezing my butt off this morning. I can’t wait for 40 degree weather so I can run without 8 layers of clothes on.
I’ve been asked by a few people what kind of training plans I use. Since my first half marathon, I’ve used one resource: Hal Higdon. His plans are great. Here’s the training plan I’ll be using. You can find more plans for a variety of distances and fitness levels on his site.
|1||3 miles+ weights||4 miles||4 x 800||2 miles+ weights||Rest||6 miles||60 XT|
|2||3 miles+ weights||5 miles||30 min tempo||3 miles+ weights||Rest||7 miles||60 XT|
|3||3 miles+ weights||6 miles||5 x 800||4 miles+ weights||Rest||8 miles||60 XT|
|4||3 miles+ weights||4 miles||35 min tempo||2 miles+ weights||Rest||4 miles||5-K Race|
|5||3 miles+ weights||5 miles||6 x 800||3 miles+ weights||Rest||7 miles||60 XT|
|6||3 miles+ weights||6 miles||40 min tempo||4 miles+ weights||Rest||8 miles||60 XT|
|7||3 miles+ weights||4 miles||7 x 800||2 miles+ weights||Rest||4 miles||10-K Race|
|8||3 miles+ weights||5 miles||45 min tempo||3 miles+ weights||Rest||9 miles||60 XT|
|9||3 miles+ weights||6 miles||8 x 800||4 miles+ weights||Rest||10 miles||60 XT|
|10||3 miles+ weights||4 miles||30 min tempo||4 miles+ weights||1-2 miles||Rest||15-K Race|
Happy Monday, you guys! I hope everyone has a great week!