Half Marathon Training

Good morning!

I love how technology works. I'm typing this at my in-laws' house, and it's Sunday night, but for you, it's Monday morning! By the time you read this, I will be in route to the airport in Houston to get on a plane back to NYC. We had a quick, kinda spur-of-the-moment trip to visit family this weekend. The weather was pretty perfect this Sunday -- high in the 70s, overcast. A nice break from the endless winter up north. 

I thought it might be fun if I shared the training plan I made for myself for the Brooklyn Half Marathon in May.

9-week-half-marathon-training-plan

Mind you -- I'm not a running coach or anything. This plan is what works for me to get myself ready for the race. I'd recommend this plan for intermediate runners (able to run 5 miles). 

My goal is to finish the race in 1h 44 min (8 min mile pace). I think that's a pretty solid, challenging goal for me. 

Yesterday, I ran 5.5 miles at a 7:40 pace (in warm Houston). So I'm actually going to take today as a rest day and push the first 4-miler on the chart to tomorrow. 

I'd also like to share weekly training recaps with you guys, so that you can feel closer to my training process. I'm excited to share my experience with you, and I hope you will share your distance running experiences with me too!

Question of the day (comment below):

Are you training for a race right now? If so, what's your goal?