Friday, May 28, 2010

Well Trained

I thought people might be interested in seeing what my training schedule for the half marathon is. I spoke with a couple of different experienced people when I first thought about doing this and I scourged the Internet too looking for information. I designed this plan based on all of that and on the time I had left between completing my 10K and when the half marathon that I wish to participate in takes place (which is at the end of June). I am really happy with how it is going so far although I have to say that the long runs are really mentally tough to push through.

I have managed to stay on track with this schedule so far, but I am open to adjusting it if need be. I know that I may have to make minor changes as I am away right now, for example, and I am fine with that. I think sticking with the overall format is pretty important, however, since all of the data I was able to pool on the subject strongly recommended this combination of shorter solid runs with a weekly long interval one. So far, so good... FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 2 glasses of water
- 1 banana
- 2 slices toasted white herb bread with light peanut butter
- 1 large golden delicious apple
- 1/2 mug coconut steamed soy milk
- 40 sour key candies
- 1 scoop pralines ‘n’ cream ice cream and 1 scoop root beer float ice cream on an ice cream cone
- 2 bites Rolo ice cream
- 2 glasses white wine
- 3 glasses root beer
- 1 honey garlic chicken wing
- 1 piece calamari with tzatziki
- 20 tortilla chips with spinach and artichoke dip
- 2 cups sweet potato fries with spicy mayonnaise
- 10 oz. rare steak
- 2 cups Caesar salad with Parmesan cheese and croutons
- 1 piece chocolate explosion cake with drizzled caramel and chocolate sauces
- 1 bite chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream
- 1 piece carrot cake
- 1 slice toasted white herb bread with herb and garlic cream cheese
- 1 piece butter tart bar

- 30 stomach crunches


  1. That schedule looks great! Did you post your 10k training schedule?

  2. good luck with your training!

  3. :)

    Jessica, I did post it, just not in the same format. You can find it here: