Wednesday, June 12, 2013

half marathon training plan

lately i have received a few emails asking about work out tips and my running training.
i've run 3 half marathons and 1 full marathon, but never really had a training plan 
in the past. (!!!) ha, i don't recommend this, it's probably why i've had shin 
splints for years. anyway, we are signed up for the SF giants half marathon 
in august with friends, so i made a little training plan that i'll be using to
finally train for a race. yay! here's what i'll be following for the next 9 weeks... 
**i always take sunday off as a rest day, so you can shuffle the days around if you'd prefer a 
different rest day. i do always go on a walk on my rest day though, to get outside and stay active.**
because of the half marathon coming up, this training plan is my work out focus right now... but i'm a big believer in keeping work outs balanced and well-rounded. if you do any one thing over and over, you will get bored..or worse, injured! so my main work out tip is to mix it up & try new things. we love playing tennis weekly-- it gets us outside, and it's a great work out as well as a fun activity. we love to hike, go on bike rides, go to the gym together, try new classes, go to yoga, and run together. my next goal is to take up swimming. i will post more work out tips as we get more into summer, but for now-- hope it helps! please share your work out/ running tips by commenting below! happy go outside and be active!


  1. Good luck! My husband is the same way. He ran a full marathon a few years ago but never worked up to it with any 10k's or half marathons haha! He is doing a half late this summer so it will be funny to see if he ends up training at all.

  2. You look great. I've been wanting to get outside and get running for a while and I love this training plan. I think this is just the motivation I need. :)


  3. I have loved running for a while now, but haven't ever really followed a plan. Thanks for this! :)

  4. I actually went running today . . . before I read this! I love playing tennis. I want to play tennis again! If you haven't seen this, you need to see this: (You'll love it)!

    Happy Anniversary! I love you, Jackie

  5. You rock lady! Keep up the hard work and thankful for you a d sharing with others your experience!!

  6. what is speed work? i am wanting to do this plan but i am not sure what that means.. and how long do you do your cross training?

    1. hi! speedwork improves your speed & can do it in lots of different ways! here is a great article about it:

      hope it helps! XO


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