One of our family’s goals for the New Year is to run a half-marathon together (see training schedule below). Unfortunately, the first one we have our eyes on is only ten weeks away, which means if we are going to make that one happen, we’ve got to start now.
It has been thirteen years since Doug and I ran a full marathon together. That time, it took me a month just to build up running a full mile.
This training program will have to be quicker than that. We ran the first 1/2 mile a few days ago, and my legs are still sore! But our family’s code words for 2015 are “discipline” and “joy,” and I know if we stay disciplined with the training, we’re going to enjoy the results.
Get a Running Jump on the New Year with our 10-Week Half-Marathon Training Schedule
Here’s our Half-Marathon Training Scheule, in case you’d like to join in.?
As you can see, this schedule calls for three runs a week (short, medium, and long). Just work them in on whatever days are most convenient for you. The short run should focus on speed, the medium run on tempo, and the long run on endurance.
I designed this half-marathon training schedule with two copies per sheet, so cut down the middle and give the second copy to a friend or family member. It’s always more fun when you run with a training buddy.
Is running not your thing? You can still make this coming year your healthiest yet. Get a copy of my book Get Up & Go for lots of fun, low-key ideas for getting fit as a family!
In the meantime, I hope your last few days before Christmas will be characterized by a quiet hush rather than a frantic rush.
Save all your rushing for the track. 🙂