Hey, hey hey!
I’m back from a wonderful vacation and now it’s officially time to whip my butt into shape for the SeaWheeze Half Marathon which just happens to be exactly 1 month from today.
As you all know I took the past 2.5 months off of running to let my shin splints and calf heal up. While my legs feel better I’m SO OUT OF RUNNING SHAPE and it’s making me really nervous about running 13.1 miles in 1 month.
So what have I been doing to prepare?
I’ve done some training runs this past week on vacation with my longest run being 5 miles. But since I’ve been home from vacation I really wanted to sit down and develop a game plan for training so I don’t re-injure myself. After spending some time
researching googling training plans to get ready for a half marathon in 1 month I finally found one from Women’s Running that sounded pretty realistic. The plan I am choosing to loosely follow (emphasis on loosely) is their “intermediate runner” plan for someone who can currently run 5-6 miles.
While I must say 5 miles right now is a struggle I do think this plan is manageable and hey all I can do is train and hope for the best right?
Sneaking in some training runs even on vacation in Michigan this past week.
SeaWheeze Half Marathon Training Plan
Like I mentioned above to get ready for the SeaWheeze Half Marathon I will be loosely following the 4-Week Intermediate Runners plan Women’s Running. To see their exact plan click here.
But lets back up a second and talk about what the SeaWheeze Half is all about.
The SeaWheeze Half is known for being one of the most breathtaking courses in the world. Plus, it’s not just a race…it’s a whole weekend full of yoga, shopping, brews and brunching. Oh, and did I mention SeaWheeze is put on by Lululemon and instead of another race t-shirt you get a pair of exclusive Lululemon SeaWheeze shorts…uh sold!
No but really the reason I’m doing this race is because visiting Vancouver has been on my bucket list for awhile and I learned from running a marathon in Seattle last year that one of the best ways to see a new city is by running a race.
I’m thrilled to travel to Vancouver and also TERRIFIED about actually running this half.
On that note…back to the training plan…
My plan is going to be very loosely based around the Women’s Running plan since my work schedule is CRAZY and while my legs feel better I don’t want to risk injuring myself again doing too intense of speed work or running too often.
Here’s what I’m planning on doing:
Weekly Workouts: Training Week 1
For week 1 I already have 937598456 things that could interfere with training.
I have a ton of work to catch up on, one of my good friends in getting married Saturday, San Diego’s Pride Festival is this weekend and I’m working the Craft Classic Half Marathon (if you’re running it come say hi at the Perfect Bar booth) but I’m determined to make training my #1 priority.
- Monday: yoga
- Tuesday: 3 easy miles (morning) + yoga sculpt (evening)
- Wednesday: yoga sculpt
- Thursday: 4 easy miles
- Friday: 5 miles at 9:00/ mi pace
- Saturday: yoga
- Sunday: 6 miles at 9:15-9:30/ mi pace
Very slowly easing back into running while on vacation.
Have you ever crash trained for a half marathon?
Have you ever been to Vancouver? I’d love some suggestions!
Any races coming up?