Half Marathon Training & The About Me page… finally!

>Well, I’ve finally done it.

I’ve been working on an “About Me” page since the start of my blog, but it was quite the struggle to sum myself up in a page.

It took much longer than it should have, and I finally finished as Chloe supervised.

“I’d prefer you hurry that up and play with me.”

I rambled, I over-shared pictures, and I’m done.

Enjoy here.  πŸ˜‰

Also, as The Shamrock Half Marathon approaches, I’m checking the Hal Higdon Half Marathon Training Guide. As this is my third half, I’m assuming I should be following the “advanced”training guide.

For my first half marathon, I was worried I couldn’t even get through it. I followed our running guide to a T. For the second one, I did my own thing while checking the guide every once in a while to see where I should be.

When I checked it this time around, I realized I’m pretty ahead of schedule… again.

The below schedule from MarathonRookie.com is the one I used for my first half, and it differs a little from Hal’s plan.

10-Week Half Marathon Training Schedule
Week Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Total
1 3 Rest 3 3 Rest 4 Rest 13
2 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 5 Rest 15
3 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 6 Rest 16
4 3 Rest 5 3 Rest 8 Rest 19
5 3 Rest 5 3 Rest 10 Rest 21
6 4 Rest 5 4 Rest 11 Rest 24
7 4 Rest 6 4 Rest 12 Rest 26
8 4 Rest 5 4 Rest 9 Rest 22
9 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 8 Rest 18
10 3 Rest 3 Walk 2 Rest 13.1 Rest 21.1

Whenever I train, I’ve been running a whole lot more than these two plans call for.

To my runner friends, how do you tend to train? Do you follow a plan, or do you plan your own routine? I want to know if I’m the only one out here over-training, and if I’m doing something wrong. Leave me a comment with your input!

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8 responses to “Half Marathon Training & The About Me page… finally!

  1. >Yay for NC (even if you're not here anymore!) You totally look like Ke$sha in that pic too, freaky. And can I just say I want to cuddle up with Chloe? She looks like a total doll! I love your about page and your blog, I look forward to reading more. Thanks for stopping by mine πŸ™‚

  2. >Aww, I love your about page! So cute! You definitely didn't overshare pictures, so no worries! πŸ™‚ And Chloe seriously is so adorable!

  3. >Giiiirl I just posted about nearly this exact same thing tonight!!!! We are so on the same wavelength… I pretty much do what I want (esp for halfs… I actually never trained for any of my 4 halfs) but now that I'm going to do a full… I am trying to follow at least *some* type of plan. My goal is to avoid overtraining, just like you… PS. Congrats on the new about me page! yayyy!

  4. >your about me page is great!! I love those pictures of chloe! Keep them coming!

  5. >Currently, I'm training for a full marathon. I tend to make up my own training program. I usually set-up 2 important runs (long run and some type of speedwork) per week and then set up a goal mileage for the week (usually I set it as a goal range), so other than the 2 important runs every thing else is just filler. I never plan my runs on specific days, I just do them around my work schedule whenever I can, which means I also take rest days pretty much whenever I want. I usually only take 1-2 days off per week. As long as I do my important runs and reach my goal mileage for the week, everything else is just filler. Oh, for marathon training I also schedule in a "down week" every few weeks. On a down week, my mileage for that week is considerably lower, my long run is much shorter, and I don't do any type of speedwork.

  6. >What a cute pup,is it a black lab? I have two sharpeis and they are the cutest things ever!

  7. >That's awesome that you are doing another half! I have run several half marathons and I usually use Hal Higdon's training plans & I really like them. I think they are great and they always have helped me finish in my goal time. I have found that when I'm only running 3-4 days a week (instead of 5-6 days) that I actually increase my speed. I cross train/lift/do yoga on the other days of the week and I think by giving my legs a break I am able to complete my runs in a better time. P.s. I am so in love with Chloe! If I lived closer, I might try and steal her! πŸ™‚

  8. >@Amy at TheSceneFromMeYES! She's an 8 week old black lab. πŸ™‚

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