Half Marathon #2 Training Starts NOW!

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Over Thanksgiving my cousin and I decided we were going to run a half marathon together. She has run a few in the past and I wanted a redo on my first half marathon. I had learned a lot through the experience and was ready for another go. Plus I was seriously missing my long runs.

We are officially 12 weeks away and it’s time to kick off training for number two! Ironically we got a foot of snow last night and pretty much the whole Midwest is shut down. So, there’s that. I think I’ll be finding a treadmill this week.

Instead of posting daily, I’ll probably stick to weekly updates for training for this one. Mainly because I really ran out of things to say after awhile!

For the Dawn of the Dunes Half Marathon I stuck to a training plan based on time. In the end that really came back to haunt me towards the end of training. Going into the plan I had planned on sticking around a 10 minute mile, but I very quickly figured out that 9 minute mile was a better pace and really struggled to figure out how far I should be running each week.

I decided to check out Google & Pinterest to find my training plan for this one. I have sort of modified it into the following.

At the end of the day, I needed to find something that worked a little better for me. Mentally I hit the wall at mile 12. I decided that I needed to at least run up to 12 miles vs. stopping at 11 miles.

I am excited to get started again. I ran a total of 3.5 miles in January. Not at all what I had planned but life & Mother Nature had other plans for me. This week it’s probably treadmill time and hopefully this winter weather is gone!

When is your next race?

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