We need to come up with a way to make the weekend longer. If the heat doesn’t take it down a notch any thoughts of outside training are going to be shot. Y’all, it’s unbearably hot, and I’m talking all day without relief. I owe my run this weekend to Michael Jackson and Eminem. I swear Michael had some sense of athlete in him. Run to “Beat It” and if you can honestly tell me that you don’t run faster or at least want to mimic the Michael wrist sling, I’ll send you $5. If you haven’t downloaded Eminem’s “Collapse,” do it right now. I’ll wait. That is the summer running anthem.
After realizing discipline is what I need, I thought I’d share with y’all my half-marathon training plan. I contemplated training without a proper plan, as I have been doing for my previous races. However, I know it takes practice and hard work to attain a goal, and a training regimen is what I need to help me grow as an athlete and surpass my PR. Since I can’t afford the luxury of a celebrity personal trainer, an online plan it is! I have complained about finding a training plan that I could adhere to while adhering to a normal life, but after digging around a few different places I found one I liked. I used Runner’s World Smart Coach to lay it on me.
My training is no longer arbitrary. The trainer tool from Runner’s World is customizable and you can plug in how many weeks you want to train, race goal and level of intensity. The race is at the end of September, seven weeks to train. Trying to secure a PR of 1:45. Four minutes under my last half marathon time.
I’m prepared to share the ups and downs of training. With life in the way, I’m hoping to be 75% compliant to this schedule. I know there will be days where my training my take a back seat, but I want to be held accountable and able to track progress. Can we make a nutrition plan while we’re at it?
Hope y’all had a relaxing weekend. What’s the craziest song you have on your workout playlist?