Runner's World

Half-Marathon Training For Rookies

Runner's World


So ... by now, you all know that I am training for a 5k . . . my first 5K run ever. I haven't signed up yet but I am pretty sure I'm doing the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on September 18th. Actually, by the end of this week, I should be running a full 25 minutes without rest in between. That sounds absolutely insane to me, yet exciting.

What sounds even more insane is the thought of running a Half-Marathon.

I know that some of you who are supporting my new running endeavor are more experienced runners so I found a link on fitbie for YOU. It's a plan to prepare for a half-marathon.

The plan was created by Runner's World, "to boost endurance and improve speed." You really can't start this plan if you aren't comfortable running 3 miles (or maybe even 5). I'd suggest working on that first but if you're already there and you're willing to forego all other workouts to commit to their 10-week program -- this is the program for YOU.

It's a 7 day/week schedule that includes four days of running and three days of rest. On rest days, you're allowed to stretch, practice yoga or swim BUT that's it.

Check it out on Fitbie and let me know if it inspires future half-marathon goals.