As I mentioned before as a Fitfluential Ambassador I am participating in the Under Armour What’s Beautiful Campaign. My goal is to complete my first half marathon no matter what, even if it means crawling to the finish line. That being said I need to get my butt in gear and start training! The problem is there are so many training plans out there it can be challenging to decide which one to follow.
When I did my quarter marathon I followed the RunKeeper 10k training plan app on my phone. I really liked it and thought about using it for my half as well but couldn’t find a plan that really fit my needs. I then thought about doing the Hal Higdon novice plan or the Mother Runner finish plan but then Neil started a new job and that threw a wrench in my plans so back to the drawing board.
So I really made a list of my needs and how much I would be able to commit to training:
- Two or Three runs Monday-Friday that are 30-45 minutes
- One long run on the weekends
- 16-18 weeks long
In the end I found that the Jeff Galloway plan was the best fit for me. After sitting down and laying things out I realize that I won’t have as much free time to run during the week so I need to have a plan that sets me up for success. I also have come to terms with the fact that I am not ready to exclusively run my first half and that I will be following a run/walk method which is the Galloway plan in a nutshell.
That being said training week starts this week, which is exciting because that means this race is real. On my non-running days I am planning to do strength training, yoga and cross-training workouts. I am planning to workout 5-6 days per week.
P.S. It’s not too late to sign up to be part of this amazing campaign!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Under Armour through FitFluential. My compensation was clothes to wear for the campaign. I received no monetary compensation. As always all opinions are my own.