Half Marathon Training

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Over the past few years I’ve really embraced running as a way to set goals for myself and push myself to new limits. A huge part of that is signing up for races. There are countless races to choose from and I’ve been making a major attempt to run as many different races as possible because they are all so different. One of my goals this year is to run a race in New York City and I am super excited to be able to cross that off the list in April.

My best friend Heather and I have signed up for the More/Fitness Women’s Half Marathon on April 13th. Not only will I be running my first race in NYC but I will also be participating in my first all women’s race. I’m about seven weeks into my training and it’s been going well despite the hazardous outdoor running conditions and my disdain for the treadmill. I’ve been using Hal Higdons Half Marathon Novice 2 training program and my weeks look a little something like this:

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Run or Spin
Wednesday: Run and TRX
Thursday: Run
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Long run
Sunday: Bike or Swim

My weekday runs range from 3-5 miles and my long run progresses about a mile each weekend. I’ve been trying to include some cycling and swimming in my training as well to prepare for my first triathlon in May (more on that later). I’ve been logging all my miles on Daily Mile so feel free to follow along and keep me honest! You can also follow along with Heather’s training at the Team Arnicare Blog.

What races do you have coming up? Any favorite training programs?

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