As of this week, I’m officially in training for my second half marathon, Rock ‘n’ Roll USA! I followed a 19 week training plan for the Disney World Half Marathon, and with this race only seven weeks away, I’ll be following a modified version of the plan I used to prepare for half marathon #1. As many have pointed out, I’m not “starting over” with my training this time around, so there’s no need to worry about accumulating the same amount of mileage under this training plan that I did the first time around. Rather, my training this time needs to focus on conditioning and maintaining.
I ended my weekly recaps from my Disney World training with week 18 because, let’s face it, nothing eventful training wise occurred during week 19. Because of the travel woes I faced the weekend before we left for Disney World, my training was thrown a bit out of wack, and although I had planned to run once upon arrival in Orlando, that didn’t happen either. I don’t think this really had much hindrance on my final preparation for my first half marathon, especially since we spent quite a bit of time leading up to the 10k and half marathon walking around the parks. I know you’re all anxious to read about my first half marathon experience, and I promise that recap is coming this week!
After taking a full week off from running after my first half, I kicked off my first week of this round of training with a couple of easy runs. It’ll be another week or so before I get some heavy mileage runs in, but for now I’m focusing on maintaining the strength I built up and ensuring that I’m ready to go for half #2 on March 15th. One of the highlights of this week was setting a new 5k PR – I maintained a 10:20 min/mile pace – my fastest to date!
Mon 1/20 – Rest day
Tues 1/21 – 2.57 mile treadmill run, chest, backs, arms, foam rolling
Wed 1/22 – Rest day
Thurs 1/23 – 3.10 mile treadmill run, 1.75 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs, foam rolling
Fri 1/24 – Rest day
Sat 1/25 – Rest day
Sun – 5.00 mile treadmill run, 0.69 mile cook down walk, foam rolling
Total Weekly Mileage – 13.11 miles
Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 13.11 miles
QOTD: How much time do you take off from running after completing a race?