Nailing down a training program
After the meeting last night, I started going through the training materials we were given, which included a detailed calendar / training schedule.
I had already been loosely following this one for a couple of days but I felt it was time to finally nail down some specific program guidelines that I know will work for me, using the provided program as my base. Everyone is different, so make sure you do this for yourself too if you are planning on training for any races soon.
I should add that every day and week will be different and life is likely to get in the way sometimes. But for now, here are some goals I have for my training over the next 16 weeks!
Sarah’s Goals for Half Marathon Training
- Run 4 days/week – This is at most! Any more and I will get injured or burned out like I did in 2008. I also want to try and make these non-consecutive days when possible.
- Do weight training 1x /week – This is an actual weight training session (which I will use for my cross-training day). I may do some strength moves on short run days to keep up my strength.
- Do yoga 1x/week – This will either be a class (or Yoga Download) done on a rest day. Obviously I could do it more than once so this is a minimum.
- Have one day of complete rest – No excuses. This will likely be Sundays
Are you running any races this Spring? What do you do to train for them?