This week is pretty exciting because I begin training for the Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, formerly known as the Philly Distance Run.
I am pretty excited to start training because I plan to kick some booty on this run. I am going to put it out there that hell or high water I want to run a sub 2 hour half marathon. I think it’s totally doable. I finished the ODDyssey Half in 2 hours and 3 minutes and some seconds. It was my first half and I just wanted to finish it.
Some notes on the training plan:
Red equals workouts completed.
I am having trouble figuring out my 5k pace. The last time I ran a 5k I was a lot slower. This morning I did half at 8 minute miles and the rest at 7:45 minutes miles, but I think I might need to go even faster?
I have one day of strength training a week. I really enjoy strength training and don’t want to give it up for the sake of running.
I intend to do my long runs on Saturdays, but have no problem moving them to Sunday if something comes up. It’s a lot easier for me to stay in Friday night than Saturday night.
And although Sundays are a designated rest day, I am hoping to actual use that day to go on bike rides because I find that helps to keep my legs a lot looser.
So any thoughts? Comments? Helpful tips? I know a few others are running this half too!