It’s Training Time!

21 Jun

It’s Friday!

Today, I (Haley) am going to talk about a very exciting subject: Half Marathon training.  For those of you lovely bloggers who are soon running half marathons, good luck.  Miranda and Aurora, you are going to do awesome!

13.1 miles is certainly a daunting task, but hopefully by race day (September 29th) I will be well prepared to bust out those miles 🙂  While I certainly can’t run like Kenzie can, I do still consider myself to be a runner!  This means having a solid training plan and carefully using nutrition and rest to fuel my body and build endurance.  When I was looking for plans to follow, I wanted to be sure that I had scheduled in adequate rest, so as to build up my mileage gradually.  After looking at Julie’s blog, I decided to go with the Hal Higdon Half Marathon, Novice 1.  You may find a link here.

What I like about this plan is that it is simple to follow, and isn’t just a ton of “junk miles”–mixing it up with cross training is the best!  As my race is more than 12 weeks away (the plan is 12 weeks) I am just repeating though week 1 to get my body accustomed to the sequences and schedule.

I also wanted to share what I wear when I am training/running:

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My trusty spibelt and reflective gear!  Since I run so early in the morning, I like to make sure I am safe from passing cars and such, and my spibelt keeps my phone and keys in place.

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I love running in shorts!  Sometimes I do wear cropped pants when the weather is bad, but usually I go with shorts.

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Moisture wicking material is a must-have for long runs!  I love this pink top because pink is my favorite color!

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Good socks are a must for me as well.  If my feet aren’t happy, I’m not happy!  And these socks make me very happy 🙂

I hope you are inspired to get out there and go running yourself!

Do you enjoy running?  What are your running goals?

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7 Responses to “It’s Training Time!”

  1. Aurora June 21, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    I’m sure you’ll do great! It’s good that you’re giving yourself plenty of time to train!

    • twineats June 22, 2013 at 1:38 am #

      Thanks, Aurora! I am so excited 🙂

  2. Miranda @ Miranda Runs June 21, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Good luck girl!! Don’t get injured!;)

    • twineats June 22, 2013 at 1:34 am #

      That’s the goal! Good luck tomorrow at Rock n’ Roll 🙂

  3. Brittany @ DulceVie June 21, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

    I love all of your running gear! I will be running my first half in November, so hopefully I will be nice and prepared by then!

    • twineats June 22, 2013 at 1:39 am #

      Yes you will! The training plan I (Haley) am using is great– I totally recommend it.

    • twineats June 22, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

      Nice! Are you sticking with a training plan or going it on your own?

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