Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sofa to 1/2 Marathon in 65 Days Part 7

Today is an 8 mile run day.  Why cut back on the miles?  To prepare you for next Sunday's 13 miler.  It's the trial run.  Some say you don't need to get in a 13 mile run before running a half.  If you want to swap that day out for 10 miles, go ahead.  Most full marathon training schedules only go to a 20 miler, but I feel that if you are feeling good then go for it - and time it.  It will give you that much more satisfaction for completing your 1/2 marathon in a couple of weeks AND for setting a new personal best on that day.  The adrenaline, crowd energy, and co-runners will push you faster than you run in your training runs.  Guaranteed!

This week: (days 47-53)
Monday - off
Tuesday - 3 miles
Wednesday - 5 miles
Thursday - off
Friday - 4 miles 
Saturday - 2 miles
Sunday - 13 miles (don't worry if you walk most of this.  Try to run as much as you can)

A peek ahead to next week: (days 54-60)
Monday - off
Tuesday - 2 miles
Wednesday - 4 miles
Thursday - off
Friday - 4 miles 
Saturday - 2 miles
Sunday - 8 miles (don't worry if you walk most of this.  Try to run as much as you can)

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