My two seconds of complaining: it has been raining almost nonstop for a month. A MONTH. I’m not even joking. I think the sun has come out on like 2 days (not even whole days) during this time. Possibly more, but this is seriously ridiculous. It needs to stop. Yesterday. I can’t handle the rain – it gives me the blues
Anyways, so after seeing the success of Sarah (she got a PR on her marathon time by FIFTEEN minutes) and her 5W2M training plan at the LA Marathon, I decided (on Monday) that with three weeks left until my half marathon, I needed to adapt a similar plan. And thus, the Sarah-inspired 3W2HM training plan came to be.
My goal (with just three weeks to half marathon on April 10) is to get in an 8 mile run and an 11 mile run, and have about 6-7 days of taper time. So far, I’ve started off well:
Monday: 1 mile cross trainer, 3.1 miles treadmill
Tuesday: 4.6 miles cross trainer, 2.5 miles treadmill
Thursday: strength & 2 mile run.
The plan for the rest of the week is
Friday: looong run? (8 miles) or short run
Sunday: loooong run? (8 miles) or short run
I may be crazy, but if it worked for Sarah, it can work for me, right? And I should, therefore, after observing just one instance of this type of plan working, yield a 7-8 minute PR, right? Stay tuned…
What was the shortest time you’ve taken to ‘train’ for a race? This will be the shortest amount of time for me dedicated to training. While I know I have a good base, I’m a little nervous about the endurance, but I’m hoping that getting in two longer runs beforehand, will help me overcome that – though I am a little nervous about the ‘no taper’ thing…at least its not a marathon?!