Half Marathon Training

Half Marathon Training

Hello! Today I want to share my training schedule I did to train for the Disney Half Marathon!!

 

To start off i would just like each and everyone of you to know that although I USED to be a pretty decent runner, the past ummm 3 years, I have not done anything over 3 miles, let along 3 miles at a good pace! So I want you to know that it IS possibly for anyone to do! Stop making excuses for yourself, sign up for a race, and just DO IT!!

So late August I signed up for the Disney Half Marathon that would be taking place in January. At the time if signing up I was doing 3 miles in about 30 mins, nothing to spectacular, only thing was, I could NOT do anything longer than that! Yes, call me crazy! Looking back I was, but I am SOOOO glad that I did what I did.

After finally signing up they gave me a workout plan to follow for beginners. The plan was basically 30 mins on Tuesdays and Thursdays, then an increase of 2 miles every other Saturday and 3 miles on the other Saturdays.

I really liked this schedule, and at first kind of followed it. I started my training the beginning of September. PERFECT weather!!! I pretty much ran everyday though. I did run a little in August.

To make it easy, here are the dates, distances, times, and mph for my training.

August 2012

8/22/2012: 1.58 miles –> 15:06 minutes –> 6.28 mph

8/23/2012: 1.57 miles –> 15:15 minutes –> 6.18 mph

8/25/2012: 3.01 miles –> 30:04 minutes  –> 6.01 mph

8/26/2012: 1.52 miles –> 17:19 minutes –> 5.26 mph

8/27/2012: 3.14 miles –> 30:11 minutes –> 6.24 mph

8/28/2012: 2:00 miles –> 18:08 minutes –> 6.63 mph

8/30/2012: 1.98 miles –> 18:20 minutes –> 6.48 mph

 

September 2012

9/13/2012: 3.50 miles –> 36:00 minutes –> 5.84 mph

9/14/2012: 3:06 miles –> 29:32 minutes –> 6.22 mph

9/15/2012: 4.00 miles –> 41:15 minutes –> 5.82 mph

9/19/2012: 3.04 miles –> 27:28 minutes –> 6.64 mph

9/21/2012: 3.20 miles –> 32:38 minutes –> 5.89 mph

9/22/2012: 2.00 miles –> 17:59 minutes –> 6.68 mph

9/25/2012: 1.08 miles –> 13:01 minutes –> 4.98 mph

9/26/2012: 3.25 miles –> 30:03 minutes –> 6.49 mph

9/27/2012: 3.24 miles–> 29:12 minutes –> 6.67 mph

9/30/2012: 5.01 miles–> 45:30 minutes –> 6.60 mph

 

October 2012

10/2/2012: 2.19 miles –>21:04 minutes –> 6.23 mph

10/5/2012: 2.00 miles –>16:50 minutes –> 7.14 mph

10/6/2012: 3.18 miles –> 27:26 minutes –> 6.97 mph

10/8/2012: 3.45 miles –> 30:13 minutes –> 6.85 mph

10/9/2012: 3.41 miles –> 30:17 minutes –> 6.77 mph

10/11/2012: 5.26 miles –> 46:14 minutes –> 6.82 mph

10/14/2012: 6.50 miles –> 59:39 minutes –> 6.52 mph

10/16/2012: 3.54 miles –> 30:01 minutes –> 7.08 mph

10/19/2012: 2.91 miles –> 26:13 minutes –> 6.66 mph

10/20/2012: 3.03 miles –>27.11 minutes –> 6.69 mph

10/21/2012: 3.30 miles –>27:20 minutes –> 7.23 mph

10/22/2012: 5.73 miles –>48:39 minutes –> 6.93 mph

10/27/2012: 8.00 miles –> 1:12:13  –> 6.65 mph

 

November 2012

11/2/2012: 1.11 miles –> 8:37 minutes –> 7.73 mph

11/3/2012: 3.22 miles –>28:45 minutes –> 6.72 mph

11/6/2012: 3.21 miles –> 26:11 minutes–> 7.35 mph

11/11/2012: 7.62 miles –> 57:23 minutes –> 7.96 mph

11/13/2012: 2.71 miles –> 22:57 minutes –> 7.09 mph

11/22/ 2012: 8.97 miles –>1:20:45 –> 9:00 min/ mile

 

December 2012

12/1/2012: 8.86 miles –> 1:21:58 –> 9:15 min/ mile

12/3/2012: 3.51 miles –> 29:34 minutes –> 7.11 mph

12/5/2012: 3.34 miles –> 29:31 minutes –> 6.78 mph

12/7/2012: 2.95 miles –> 26:02 minutes –> 8:50 min/mile

12/17/2012–> 6.20 miles –>55:24 minutes –> 8:56 min/mile

12/21/2012: 6.39 miles –>56:35 minutes –> 8:51 min/mile

12/27/12: 13.00 miles –> 2:02:19 –> 6.38 mph

 

January 2013

1/6/2012:5.14 miles –> 48:30 minutes –> 9:26 min/mile

1/10/2013: 2.32 miles –> 21:05 minutes –> 6.58 mpg

1/12/2013: 13.10 miles –> 2:02:03 –>I’m not sure because I didn’t stop my watch when I finished and walked around, so walking would really bring my average down! hahah This was race day by the way 🙂

 

 

My goal was 2 hours and 30 mins. I finished in almost a half hour under that!! My other goal was to have about 9:00 minutes miles. I came pretty close to that although I know my first 3 were closer to 10 because it was so crowded, and my last 2 were slower because I was getting tired! hahaha

 

All in all I am very proud of myself!  Feel free to use this!! Strive to be the best you can be! 🙂

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