HALF-MARATHON TRAINING PLAN
Whether you’re a treadmill trotter or a road warrior, this training plan will get you across the finish line. Designed by Kim Maxwell, a USA Track and Field coach and a personal trainer in Minneapolis-St. Paul, this program won’t make you drip everything for running. You’ll log miles three days a week, cross-train three days a week, and rest the remaining day. The running workouts are focused and efficient, and because they’re limited, your legs and head will stay fresh, making it less likely you’ll become injured or burned out. If you’re a newbie, don’t hesitate to mix walk breaks into your runs (for example, run two to three minutes, then walk 30 to 60 seconds). “What’s important is that you’re moving forward-it doesn’t matter if it’s walking or running,” says Maxwell. To all runners: Listen to your body. Add an extra rest day or take an additional cross-training day when you need it.
From Women’s Health
I actually tried it for three weeks and it worked but then I started school so I just mostly kept a balance of cross-training and 30-minutes of running for the past two months. I think if I did keep at it, I would’ve been able to complete my first half-marathon but I have to see how this new year treats my work load. I’ll have to hope for the best to keep at it.