Half Marathon Training Week Two

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.

This week really ramped it up! I did most of my runs on the treadmill at the gym because it has rained nearly everyday after work and the heat is still pretty killer. I am finally watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer on Netflix. Not sure why I missed this show when it originally aired because I am in the target demographic for it (female and was in High School when it originally aired.)

Week Two Half Marathon Training

As I mentioned in my first post, I am following this plan by Nike Coach Magness. It is a plan designed to get you a PR. After running two Half Marathons last year and spending the summer experimenting with speeding up, I am ready to concentrate more on time rather than just finishing.

So how did I do versus the plan?

Total Plan Miles: 36

Total Actual Miles: 29.82

Strength Training: 1

Cross Training: 0

I did pretty well based on the plan minus the missed long run. I planned on running six miles after my 5K on Saturday but decided against it. This early in my training, missing one long run is not much of an issue.

Things I learned:

  • It can take some time to get back into higher mileage
  • I need to spend more time stretching
  • Running on a treadmill can be kind of a drag but watching TV on your phone makes it much better

Next week I would like to concentrate on getting my long run done and doing more strength training.

One thought on “Half Marathon Training Week Two

  1. Ok, so my goal for this coming week is to go to the gym on Tues/Thursday to do wetghis , walk/run 3 miles on Mon/Wed/Saturday and walk on Friday. I love to be outside- do not like getting on the treadmill unless I absolutely have to! I usually take my dogs with me but this is going to have to change because with all the stopping for them to pee just does not cut getting your heart rate up!I did a 10k 2 weeks ago but ended up having to walk the last 3 miles due to plantar facisitis (?) so my time was horrible. Actually I was doing it because I was determined to do a race and I really did not care about how long it took, although it really crushed my ego to see it! Don’t you love the race crowd? I used to live in Atlanta (and before that close to Atlanta) and would do the Peachtree 10k on July 4th! That is a HUGE race! I think it is the biggest 10k in the country. Last time I did it was about 10 yrs ago and they stopped taking entrants at 45,000!!!!! How long did it take you to lose the 68lbs? I get so fixated on the amount that I have to lose it just overwhelms me! But I think with a year to lose it ( want to lose 70 lbs) and just wanting to get back to my former in shape self I can do it. I think having montly goals will be a great way to break it down.Well I am off to walk and then going to see Brides Maids with friends. Have a great day and get to that boxing gym and mark that goal off your list. I am excited about reaching our goals!

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