I’ve neglected to update this poor blog, so in an effort to maintain some level accountability here’s an update on training. I recently discovered Matt Fitzgerald’s book “80/20 Running” and have taking stock in adopting the principles of slower running. In a nutshell 80% of my training will be dedicated to slow run, like really slow running. Running so slow that I’m slightly embarrassed to post my 5K runtimes in the 40 min range slow. Buuuuuuut, if it means I can crank out a Half Marathon under 2 hours, I’ll take it.
Speaking of a half marathon finish under 2 hours, will it happen in a few weeks?! Not sure, yet. I have been maintaing weekly averages in the 10-15 miles range, and only as of lately strayed to scale things up. I’ve got 4 more weeks until the Hershey Half, so I’m not going to get too strung out if I don’t hit my under 2 hour goal.
Week 1 (6 weeks until the half)
Training consisted of two (2) 3 mile runs during the week and ending with a 6 mile run on Sunday.
Training consisted of one (1) 3 mile run, and one (1) 4 mile run during the week, ending with a 6 mile run on Sunday.
Week 3 (current week)
Training this week included one (1) 3 mile run durig the week, one (1) 5k Pumpkin Run Race this Saturday, and ending out on Sunday with an 8 mile slow run.
Next week’s training (week 4) will include 3 mile runs during the week and another repeat 8 mile slow run. After that (weeks 5 & 6) will include light 3 mile runs during the week and then my long runs will increase from 8 miles to 10 miles on Sundays. The follow Sunday (week 7) is the Hershey Half and will end the week with a 13 mile run.