Friday, May 13, 2011

New Training Schedule

I've been thinking A LOT!! I want to improve my time for my next half marathon. I want to get even closer to 2 hours. I don't think I'm ready for under 2 hours, just closer. This is what I have in my living room right as I walk in the house. It inspires me to be focused and want to be better at what I love to do.

So, I came up with a temporary new training schedule. After the first week, I will see what needs to be changed / added.

This reads:

Sunday: Rest

Monday: 5k (speed), 60 minute spin class, leg weights

Tuesday: Long run (starting at 6 miles and adding 1 mile per week), 30 minutes stairs

Wednesday: 5k (sprints), 60 minute spin class, leg weights

Thursday: 6 mile run, leg weights, 30 minute elliptical, arm weights, mat work (core)

Friday: Rest

Saturday: run to gym (5.3 miles round trip), leg weights, arm weights, mat work (core)

The white board is what is schedule and the paper on it gets written of what I actually did.

This new schedule will start on the 16th. I can't wait. I'm pretty excited!! I will be tired all the time and always hungry. I will feed myself with lots of veggies and healthy items. I will still indulge in sweets and beer. I will just control how much stuff I eat.

How is your training schedule? Are you always tired and hungry? What inspires you?


  1. Pretty sure I am always hungry! That looks like a rigorous training schedule! I usually only run four days a week due to work, kids, life etc. I wish I had more time. I cross train with HIIT 4 days a week also. Good luck with the new schedule!

  2. Very cool schedule. I just finished a 24-week marathon schedule that was WAY too long so next I'm trying one that has 10-day weeks. Also focused on getting my 1/2 marathon "closer" to 2 hours. Always hungry as well.

    By the way, love your blog but haven't commented because my blog has been out of commission until recently. Good luck with your goal! I look forward to reading along.

  3. I am almost halfway through my half marathon training schedule and I like it a lot so far.

    It seems like I'm always way hungrier on my rest days than on my running days, lol.

  4. I go through phases of being tired all the time, which is why I always have a recovery week every 3rd or 4th week. And hungry? YES!

    Good luck with your new training plan!

  5. I love having fresh training schedules. It means plenty of sweaty days to come!