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Half-Marathon Training

I began working out on January 2, 2009.  On May 2, 2010, I will run in my first half-marathon.  I began running for leisure, but it has quickly become my exercise of choice.  I live for my Saturday morning long runs.

To prepare for the race, I adapted Hal Higdon’s Beginner Training Plan to suit my lifestyle.

While I will do my best to follow this plan, I also know that flexibility is important.  Despite my neurotic personality, I will work hard to listen to my body and do what is best for it.  This is a huge challenge for me and I am so excited for it!

Plan vs. Actual Workouts are listed for each day.  I hope to update this page frequently and keep you all posted on my progress.

Beck’s Half Marathon Training Plan
Week Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri Sat Sun
1/18-24 3 m

3m

26:30

Pilates

2 m

2m

17:25

Yoga

Stretch and Strength

Free Weights

3 m + strength

3.19m

30:33

REST

2.67m

25:54

Yoga

4 m

The Blend

30 min cross

4.24m

40:15

Total: 15.34

1/25-31 3 m

3 m

25:50

Pilates

2 m

2.1 m

19:19

Yoga

Stretch and Strength

Free Weights

3 m + strength

4 m

35:28

REST 4 m

5 m

44:10

30 min cross

REST

(sick)

Total: 14.1

2/1-7 3.5 m

2.75m

(sick)

2 m

3m

30:20

Stretch and Strength

1.25 walk

Pilates

3.5 m run + strength

REST

(sick)

REST

3.83m

38:26

5 m run

45 min spin

The Blend

40 min cross

5.3 m

49:57

Total: 16.13

2/8-14 3.5 m

3.77 m

36:04

Pilates

2 m

1.71 m

16:12

Yoga

Stretch and Strength

Pilates

3.5 m + strength

4 m intervals

35:00

REST 5 m

6.1 m

55:52

40 min cross

The Circuit

1 hr.

Total: 15.58

2/15-21 4 m

45 min. spin

3 m

~26:00

Yoga

Gentle Yoga

60 min.

4 m4.

58 m

45 min intervals w/5 min warm up and cool down

45 min spin

45 min spin

4 m+ strength

4 m

36:53

6 m

The Blend

6.56 m

1:00:01

The Blend

REST

Total: 18.14

2/22-28 4 m

4.16 m

38:24

Pilates

2 m

Yoga

2.43 m

21:33

Yoga

Stretch and Strength

Pilates

Foam Roller!!

4 m + strength

4 m

34:40

REST 6 m

7.11 m

1 hr. 5 min

50 min cross

REST

Total: 17.7

3/1-7 4.5 m

4.89 m

46:54

3 m

Yoga

2.41 m

21:09

Yoga

Stretch and Strength

Pilates

4.5 m + strength

4.5 m

39:20

REST 7 m

7.1 m

1 hr. 6 min.

50 min cross

Hot Yoga

1 hr. walk

Total: 18.9

3/8-14 4.5 m

4.23 m

38:49

3 m

Yoga

2.73 m

23:30

Yoga

Stretch and Strength

45 min. walk

Power Yoga

4.5 m + strength

~5 m

~45 min

REST 8 m

RAIN!

4 m

35:20

50 min cross

90 min hot power yoga

Total: 15.96

3/15-21 5 m

6 m

51:30

3 m

3 m

25:18

90 min hot yoga

Stretch and Strength

1 hr walk with Lucy!

5 m

4.97 m

45:20

REST St. Pat’s 5KProvidence

3.13 m

25:15

8 m

8 m

1:13:45

Total: 25.1

3/22-28 Stretch and Strength

Hot Yoga – 90 minutes

4 mYoga

4 m

34:10 (intervals)


Stretch and Strength

3 m

25:07

Pilates

5 m + strength

4.19 m

36:10

REST 9 m

9.54 m

1:26:09

60 min cross

Hot Yoga – 90 minutes

Total: 20.73

3/29-4/4 5 m

5 m

42:10

3 m

Yoga

REST

Stretch and Strength

3 m intervals

24:35

5 m + strength

5.01 m

43:15

2.5 m walk w/Lucy

REST

2.5 m walk w/Lucy

9 m

10 m

1:35:57

60 min cross

2.5 m walk w/Lucy

Total: 23.01

4/5-11 5 m

5.7 m

52:41

3 m

Yoga

3.01 m

26:22

Stretch and Strength

Pilates

2.5 m walk w/Lucy

5 m + strength

5 m

44:12

REST 10 m

11 m

1:43:37

60 min cross

Total: 24.71

4/12-18 5 m

5 m

44:06

3 m

Yoga

3.01 m

25:07

Yoga

Stretch and Strength

Pilates

5 m + strength

5.01 m

42:58

REST 12 m

walked around Boston all day

BAA 5K Race

3.1 m

26:33

Total: 16.12

4/19-26 5 m

3.41 m

29:47

12 m

Yoga

11.64

1:49:32

Stretch and Strength

Hot Yoga 90 minutes

4 m + strength

5.0 m

43:28

REST 10 m

10 m

1:31:07

60 min cross

Imagine Walk

Total: 30.05

4/26-5/2 Stretch and Strength 4 m

Yoga

Stretch and Strength 3 m REST REST RACE!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2010 12:12 am

    Am I correct…did you register for the Irish 5K that Jared and I are running?!?!

    Also, can we modify the plan to do 1-2 short and 1 long run while I’m home for Easter? You’ve got a busy schedule so I wanna ask ahead of time. 🙂

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