Saturday, January 17, 2009

New Years Plan

I'm back on the running wagon! While I've been off the wagon I've managed to run zero times and gain 10 pounds!.....and it's just 8 weeks days until we leave for Jamaica! I need to get my butt in gear, literally!

I'm doing Hal Higdon's Novice Half Marathon plan to get ready for a race in April. I chose Hal Higdon because it fit my 12 week schedule and didn't start off too fast! Jeff Galloway also has a good half marathon plan as I've discussed before, but he trains for 18 weeks for a half! (which is probably better, but I don't have that kind of time)

I also joined the Dover rec center because it was becoming way too difficult to run outside in the frigid weather! They've added a new treadmill, so it's not too bad. Last week was nice there...it was empty! I was afraid people would be lined up at the treadmills with the cold weather, but there were only 3 people running!

So week I ran 2 miles on Wednesday, 2 miles on Thursday, and will do 4 miles tomorrow. 8 for the first week! (Not to bad!)

1 comment:

Running Log said...

18 weeks for a half? I actually don't think that's enough time to train at a competitive level. Although, if you are just wanting to make sure you finish or not really looking to on of the top finishers, you could train in that amount of time. I guess I'm looking at it from a competitive stand point.