So of course I immediately pulled out my go to half marathon training plan, and began to edit and shift things around to accommodate my "ramp up" needs. It also just so happens that apparently November is "Pile on the Miles" month according to Monica at Run, Eat, Repeat. For this challenge, the goal is to run or walk a whole heck of a lot of miles to avoid the oh so dread holiday weight gain. So essentially, this means you pledge to run or walk as much as you can so that you can eat even more, right? I am so in!
I haven't quite decided on the total miles I want to pledge because I want to include both running and walking. I really love taking long walks. It's a great way to escape and clear my mind for an hour or so. Plus, its really good for you, see?!
But with regards to the half marathon training, this is what I've got so far. (Note: Some runs may be replaced with cardio sessions at the gym, either spinning or the ARC trainer, depending on how my hip flexor holds up).
I will also continue to incorporate as much leg, arms and core strengthening as I can. During my marathon training, I became really bad about strength training. It probably was a large factor in my recent injury, as strength training is one of the best ways to AVOID injury. So from now on, I promise to be good and do my squats and crunches!
I can't wait to be on a training plan again and to have some structure to my running and life in general!
How do you feel about walks?
Tell me something good that has happened in your life this week!