I’m excited to announce I’ve been chosen as a ZOOMA Florida ambassador!
As part of my ambassadorship, I’ll be posting weekly training updates on my blog! With 12 weeks until the race, there’s plenty of time to get going on a solid training plan. Since I’ve already run my first half of the season and have two more between now and ZOOMA Florida on January 17, I’m in mileage maintenance and get faster mode. Here’s what a typical week’s workouts look like for me:
- 3-4 miles + strength workout
- Speed workout (usually 400s or Fartleks)
- 4-6 miles
- Long run
Having run 9 half marathons, I’ve found this flexible schedule works best for me. If you’re looking for a training plan of your own, I’m a big fan of Hal Higdon’s. I used his beginner plan to run my few first, and now I use his training plans to help create my own schedule. You can follow along with my training on DailyMile or Runkeeper as well.
Here’s what this week looked like:
Saturday – ZOOMA Florida Kick off run!
Sunday – rest
Monday – recovering from tailgating
Tuesday – A fantastic 3 miles in 30:12 with negative splits!
Wednesday – 8×400
Funny story about this run: I had the workout set up in Runkeeper, and I headed to Memorial Park where I normally run my 400s. 1 loop + a hair is a 400. I noticed on the first one that it was cutting it short, and I couldn’t figure out why. My interval splits were saying I was running a 5 minute mile! I know I’ve gotten faster, but I’m not quite THAT fast. Regardless, I still powered through 8 intervals, but who knows how long they were – a few were shorter than 1 loop, a few were longer. After a discussion with a friend, I realized that having Wi-Fi turned on was causing my phone to try to connect to the Starbucks across the street whenever I got near it, thus throwing off the GPS signal. Lesson learned!
Thursday – Rest
Friday – Easy 2.5 mile-ish run sans phone, watch, and music. Nice to just cruise!
Saturday – 8 mile long run. Woof. That one was ROUGH!
Sunday – Rest
How’s your training going?
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