Hello! Welcome to November 1st, or as I prefer to call it: day 1 of my half marathon training! Above you can see Phase 1 of my plan (weeks 1-4). I find that it really helps to schedule your work-outs as if they are classes that you can’t skip. I used a runner’s handbook as a framework to develop my plan, however I found that I was already conditioned a lot more than they assume, so I am basically just keeping at it for a month (two shorter hour long runs, and one longer hour and a half run each week, plus strength training).
My main goals for this phase are to lose 4lbs of fat (very reasonable at 1lb a week), and to ultimately feel more conditioned. If I manage to stick with it 100% I plan on rewarding myself with a new pair of sunglasses and a swimsuit for my upcoming trip to Costa Rica (hey, we have to have SOME indulgences right)? Let me know what you think, and I hope this motivates you to keep on keeping on!