1/2 Marathon Training!

Hi all,

One of my goals is to write here more often. I have so many things I could talk about! I just need to get more organized with my thoughts so I don’t BLAB. Anyway, I signed up for Rock the Parkway again this year and I am SO excited! Here we are last year after finishing:

RTP Finishers

I need something to work towards. My ultimate goal this year is to NOT get injured. Getting injured always sets me back for up to 5 months and it’s just not worth it! Here’s my weekly training plan. I’ll be on the lower end in the beginning and the higher end closer to the race which is April 11.

Monday – 3-5 easy miles
Tuesday – GPP
Wednesday – 4-6 speed/tempo miles
Thursday – 2-3 easy miles/pilates/GPP
Friday – swim
Saturday – long run 7-12 miles
Sunday – REST!

So, some of my goals for this training plan are:

1. Fuel properly. This means NO booze the night before my long run. Unfortunately this also means no drinking on Friday nights. That may be difficult, but I REALLY want to be successful this time around and that unfortunately means I have to make some sacrifices!

2. Foam roll on every running day! Also, spend 20-30 minutes on Saturdays after my run stretching and rolling. I know this will help prevent injury. I was actually pretty good about this last year while training, so it shouldn’t be too difficult!

3. Rest if I’m tired! Adding the extra miles always makes me sleepy. I need to make sure I am getting enough rest and resting on my non-running days if I feel like I need to.

Hope to be back soon!

xo, Maren

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