TJ, RS and myself are going to run in our first half marathon in a couple of weeks. It is really exciting to be preparing for something longer than a 5K. I asked TJ, my running partner and coach, about what he was doing to prepare and he sent me this link:
TJ really knows what he is doing when it comes to training. I am a little less methodical. My prep until now has been running between 35-45 miles a week. I run 6 days a week and take Monday off. Sunday is my long day. So overall I run 5-6 miles a day and 10 on Sunday. I created an app for my iPhone using FileMaker Go that helps me prepare my week and for the most part I keep to my plan.
Now, I need something more than just running my run. I want to run my first half marathon under a 9 minute pace. The fastest I have run 13 miles is 9:20 pace. So now I need a plan for the next few weeks. I can run the mileage, but I also want to run the time.
Today is my off day so tomorrow starts the plan. Lord willing it will be a great race.