A lot of people are finding this post through search engines and finding it useful….I assume :-)
Also if you want to ask me any questions about my training feel free to ask through the comments and I’ll answer them. This training got me to a 2:08:25 half marathon time May 30,2010
Here’s the original post:
Now that I’ve signed up for and paid for my second half marathon I figured I better have a plan. A plan to number one finish the race and number two do it with decent time. Coming up with this plan was easy as it’s the same plan I used for my first HM. I’m using Jeff Galloway’s Half Marathon Schedule. The reason I’m going with this plan rather than someone else’s like Hal Higdon for example is the number of running days required. In previous training I found my knees don’t like more than 3 days running each week. Well Jeff Galloway’s schedule is just three days so it works great for me. Hal Higdon’s and others require 4-5 days so that’s a no go.
Each week I’ll be running 30-45 minutes every Tuesday and Thursday while my long runs will be on Sundays. Like last time I will be jumping into the training schedule late. I’ll be starting with week 5 which means another 6+ mile long run this Sunday. Once spring arrives I’m going to make either Tuesday or Thursday’s run into a speed workout. I could do them now on the streets but I like doing them on the local track. One thing I’ll have to remember is to bring water with me when my long runs start getting really long.
Today I took the day off from working out. Since I ran and played badminton yesterday I figured it was a wise move.