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This time around, I want to try and stick with as much cross-training as I can while I prepare for my April half marathon. Running for me will never be as fun as going to Dance Trance or lifting weights, and I don’t want to get emotionally burned out.
So, I’ve devised a training plan that allows for quick but consistent runs during the work week, with long runs on Sunday. I’ll still go to Dance Trance several times a week (although I would also like to add cycling to the calendar so I may do a run-bike brick once a week, or just add cycling to one of the other workouts).
My goals for this race:
- No walking breaks (except for water stations, if need be)
- A strong finish
- Enjoy the course
- No injuries
My planned training calendar (click image below to view larger or here for the .pdf version):
I’m a bit concerned that I only have one double-digit run on the schedule before race day, so I may try and increase my mileage a bit toward the end of training. I’m also not planning on doing a lot of speedwork (because I hate it) but I do want to keep those sprints in so I push my limits.
What do you think — am I crazy to take on such a light running schedule? Should I try and get a few more miles in during the week?