Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Half Marathon Paid For


Yeah so Ive hopped on the crazy wagon for half marathons. Remember how I told you guys how I was all gung ho, totally gonna sign up for it? Well December 1st was when registration opened and I just now signed up for it. Are you guys clucking like chickens at your monitors? Seriously y'all, you would be justified in doing so. I was procrastinating and so scared. I had written my name, put my Visa number in the proper box on the online form, etc. But hadn't hit submit. So for the next 10 weeks, I will be training for the half. Oh and you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be sticking one of these bad boys on my car window the day after I finish

To couple my runs, I have dived head first into Jamie Eason's 12 week Live Fit plan which you can find at bodybuilding.com. I follow Jamie on Facebook (stalk would be a better word), and she is always posting motivating pictures, recipes, and basically anything that will make you want to peel yourself off the couch and box of Dunken's sitting next to you.

I know some of you girls have ran half's and I thought you'd be the best to ask - what training schedule did you like? This is the one I found that Im pretty sure I'll be doing. Its pretty easy in the first few weeks as I already am running 4-5 miles 3 or 4 times a week.

Here goes nothing!

5 comments:

Nikki said...

Whoo hooo! Go girl! I am training for a half myself in April!!

babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, oh my! said...

ran 2 halfs andused this as my training http://www.halhigdon.com/halfmarathon/novice.htm starting jan 1st will be training for my 3rd! once you get to 8mi 13.1 is nothng! you can do it! its all a mind game!!

erin said...

You go girl! I was going to suggest the Hal Higdon plan as well. I used it when I was training for my half (that I didn't end up doing and now kick myself for). It stops at 10 miles. I did one 11 mile run, though, because the thought of going into the race only having run a distance 3 miles shorter than the half made me nervous.

I'm thinking about training for a half in 2012 too, but since I haven't run in a month, who knows if that's going to happen! It's so hard to find a good workout routine when I'm working full time, too. Blech!

*Butler, Party of 2* said...

WOO HOO!!!! You go girl!! You will NOT regret it!! I felt the exact same way about the marathon.

You are SO going to rock that sticker like a champ! :) Excited for you!

P.S. Jamie Eason's plan is AWESOME! :) I haven't fully gotten into it because I decided to do one more race, but after this marathon I'm hitting it hard. We can keep each other accountable.

Jennifer said...

Good for you for signing up!!! I've used this plan for all my half marathons and have increased my time each and every time. If you follow it like it says you will make your goal. http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-244--9369-7-1X2X3X4X5X6X7-8,00.html