Half Marathon Training Week Five

If you would like to follow my other weeks of training, they can be found on my Workouts page. I break my half marathon training down by week to make it easier to follow.

I finished December, and this week of training, with my best month of training yet.


This week was a step-down week, filled with all easy runs and my first week running for five days. I feel like I adjusted well.

Key Workouts

Easy Runs: Five for five

Cross Training:

Dance Trance (Still awesome and still have two left feet.)

No Yoga this week but was so hung over on Sunday, I do not think I would have made it. (Or that anyone would have wanted to be in class anywhere near me.)

Total Miles:19.94

Planned Miles: 20

Must strength train is going to be my new motto. I have another week where some days are two or three miles, so fitting it in should work.

I am surprised that running five days was easier than I thought it would. The most I have done before is four days but the way this plan introduces it on an easier week, I think makes it more mentally palatable. Waiting to see how it feels when there are harder runs in the schedule but so far, so good.

How many days per week do you like to run? Is there a certain point where you burnout? Did you skip any days last week because of being hung over?

3 thoughts on “Half Marathon Training Week Five

  1. Hi Dina.

    You asked if we skip some days. I do – always!

    Sometimes whole weekend, sometimes just one day (Sunday or Saturday).
    Really – i feel like super regenerated and ready for action on Monday.
    I do know people running everyday and feeling dandy but not me.
    Just proves training is a very personal thing i guess.
    Happy, healthy and wealthy 2012 :)

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