My ankle is feeling a lot better, and I’m hoping I’ll be able to run on it by the weekend! With this in mind, I went ahead and restructured the remaining 7.5 weeks of my training plan.
The first thing I did was cut down on the weekday runs. Previously I was running between 9-13 miles during the week. However, with the way my schedule kept falling, I kept missing them, and the weeks when I could do all of them meant that I was increasing my mileage too much and possibly overtraining. So now weekday runs are kept to two 30 minute runs a week (approximately 5-6 miles) and one 30 minute walk.
Next, since I haven’t been running, and I want to ease back into it to avoid reinjury, I had to cut the mileage on my long runs coming up and ramp them back up to an appropriate distance. This has me starting at 2 miles (if I feel I can run by this weekend) and upping the distance 2 miles until I hit a max of 12 miles. Then I get one recovery week before the half marathon.
|Week||1st Run||2nd Run||3rd Run||Walk||Long Run|
|11.18-11.24||rest||rest||rest||30 mins||2 miles|
|11.25-12.01||30 mins||30 mins||rest||30 mins||4 miles|
|12.02-12.08||30 mins||30 mins||rest||30 mins||6 miles|
|12.09-12.15||30 mins||30 mins||rest||30 mins||8 miles|
|12.16-12.22||30 mins||30 mins||rest||30 mins||10 miles|
|12.23-12.29||30 mins||30 mins||rest||30 mins||12 miles|
|12.30-01.05||30 mins||30 mins||rest||30 mins||5 miles|
|01.06-01.12||30 mins||30 mins||rest||30 mins||13.1 miles!|
I always knew that I would be taking this half marathon pretty easy, so all the hardcore training didn’t really make any sense and was just making me burn out. The real half training will start after the Disney half, when I start training for the Country Music half, where my goal is to run the whole thing without walking. But for now, it doesn’t make any sense when I plan on doing some walking and stopping for photos along the course.