Sunday, November 6, 2011

12 Week Training

I am currently doing the Hal Higdon Half Marathon Training Program for Novice.
Has anyone heard of him or used him?

We are currently on week 1...we started Saturday.
Sunday is a rest day then we begin Monday.

Here is how it goes:

Week
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
1
Stretch &
Strengthen
3 m run
2 m run or cross
3 m run +
strength
Rest
30 min
cross
4 m run
2
Stretch &
Strengthen
3 m run
2 m run or cross
3 m run +
strength
Rest
30 min
cross
4 m run
3
Stretch &
Strengthen
3.5 m run
2 m run or cross
3.5 m run +
strength
Rest
40 min
cross
5 m run
4
Stretch &
Strengthen
3.5 m run
2 m run or cross
3.5 m run +
strength
Rest
40 min
cross
5 m run
5
Stretch &
Strengthen
4 m run
2 m run or cross
4 m run +
strength
Rest
40 min
cross
6 m run
6
Stretch &
Strengthen
4 m run
2 m run or cross
4 m run +
strength
Rest or easy run
Rest
5-K Race
7
Stretch &
Strengthen
4.5 m run
3 m run or cross
4.5 m run +
strength
Rest
50 min
cross
7 m run
8
Stretch &
Strengthen
4.5 m run
3 m run or cross
4.5 m run +
strength
Rest
50 min
cross
8 m run
9
Stretch &
Strengthen
5 m run
3 m run or cross
5 m run +
strength
Rest or easy run
Rest
10-K Race
10
Stretch &
Strengthen
5 m run
3 m run or cross
5 m run +
strength
Rest
60 min cross
9 m run
11
Stretch &
Strengthen
5 m run
3 m run or cross
5 m run +
strength
Rest
60 min cross
10 m run
12
Stretch &
Strengthen
4 m run
3 m run or cross
2 m run
Rest
Rest
Half Marathon

I am beyond excited.  We did pretty well on our 4mile run. The only thing was my knee was hurting.
So of course i am having to slow down and re-evaluate my eating.  At some point, i have to come to realization that IF i want my body to work for me and with me...i need to TAKE CARE of my body.

As i was driving home last night..it hit me that if i put garbage in my body...ONLY garbage will come out!  Therefore, i am also committed to fueling my body with good and healthy things.
I wouldn't put chocolate bars in my car when all it needs is gas would i? Probably not!
That's when it hit me...why would i put chocolate/other bad stuff in my body when it's NOT going to help my body do what it's supposed to?

Epiphany....again...but this time it's real because it's important.

What trainings have you tried?

2 comments:

Jane said...

I haven't tried any trainings, but I'm not training for a half or full marathon either. I have heard of Hal from other people using his method and everyone seems to like it.

I love your epiphany about putting garbage in means you get garbage out. It sounds so simple and easy when you say it like that. It's a great philosophy to have, I think I may just pinch it off you and use it too :)

Meg, Promotions Manager said...

I have no heard of this - as I am not training for any marathons, I just run for the fun of it! :) I just wanted to leave a comment & say this is my first time checking out your blog & It's really great! I have added you to my "Fitness Buffs" section my blog, too! You'll have to check it out, if you have the time! :)

Keep it up, looks like you have this under control!

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Cheers, Meg