This has officially marked my first week in half marathon training for the Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon on November 2, 2013.
This time, I really wanted to set a new goal for myself.
I have completed the half marathon race distance four times before, I have completed it in under two hours, and now I am ready for a new challenge. This time, I really wanted to focus on my speed with the hopes of completing the race in 1:45:00. I realize that this is shaving a HUGE chunk of time off of my current 1:56:20 best race pace…but I still want to aim for it. If not with this race, then the next!
A couple of weeks ago, I had my VO2 Max test done to help figure out how hard I can train. I’ll be posting a more detailed recap of this and how it has helped with my training experience on the NIFS blog in the near future so I don’t want to go into too much detail now.
Just know that I used this test to help figure out my training plan this time around.
My workout routine has had to change slightly, which will take some getting used to. Although I thoroughly enjoyed my routine of Thursday morning Bodypump, subbing that workout with a run and adding a few more runs in throughout the week will be a change that my body welcomes. I love switching up my workouts every so often so I don’t “get used” to doing anything 🙂
Wish me luck on my training, and I will be sure to keep you posted on the progress!
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Looks like a great plan! Can’t wait to see how it goes- good luck!
Thanks! I hope it goes well!
Awesome! Good luck – that’s my next half marathon goal too. When I want to focus on speed I normally run on a treadmill so I can really control my splits. Repeat miles are good and I try to do negative split workouts every now and then!
Thanks, Aly. I am nervous but I know I will get there eventually!! We should schedule a run together sometime!
Yay good luck! Can’t wait to follow along.
Thanks, Caitlyn!! I look forward to sharing 🙂
Sounds like a great plan! (from what my running newbie self knows) Yoga has been so great post-runs!
Yoga is a MUST for me during training…and should be always!