Here we go, training for half marathon number 4!
There are a few things that come into play when making a training plan- at least these are the things that have come up for me and my journey.
- Time management. What is realistic. You are competing against yourself, not anyone else.
- Your body. No matter how far into your plan, you have to listen to your body. What’s worse? Missing one race or a few years? I was signed up for a race, and it was such a bummer not to run, but I wasn’t to far out from surgery. It was a really good call to rest and accept that I am not super human.
- Dedication. Going to the gym 3 times a week for at least an hour is a really great way to start. If you have a specific goal, more training days might benefit- but only if that works for you. This is something you want to enjoy. It’s not a punishment, it’s bettering yourself. Make exercise a positive experience and you’ll start to look forward to it and make more time for it.
This was my plan for March. I had my training plan mapped out with one rest/make up day and then my usual week planned out to see the best time to exercise. I highly suggest making something like this if you’re like me and have a lot of things going on in your life. Exercising is a stress reliever for me and most of the time I find myself having to cut it shorter than I’d like, so some days I even split my workouts into two parts if I can make two gym visits. At least I can look at my schedule and say “oh yeah I can split my workouts up on Monday’s”.