Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I went for a run.

I don't expect anyone else to care about this post much, but I know that by posting it I will motivate myself that little bit more.

I have decided to train for a half marathon, specifically, the Canberra one on April 14th 2013.

Anyone want to join me?

I've put together a training program for myself which started with a 2km run today. Figure I need to start small to get over the fact that I don't enjoy running!

I've decided to post my training plan for anyone who is slightly interested in the it gives me something to post while I'm too lazy to upload photos from the last week...

In general each week looks like this:
Monday - Rest Day
Tuesday - Netball or cross training (45 mins)
Wednesday - 1st run
Thursday - My regular PT session or cross training (30 mins)
Friday - Rest Day
Saturday - 2nd run (the big one)
Sunday - 3rd run (recovery run)

Cross training will depend on what I feel like doing at the time, the training plan I've based this on suggests any sort of moderate cardio (bike/swim/class etc) so something like that. I may also do targeted strength training.

25 weeks until Race Day, 3 runs each week.

My half marathon training plan:

Week 1 - 2km 2km 2km
Week 2 - 2km 3km 2km
Week 3 - 3km 4km 2km
Week 4 - 3km 5km 2km
Week 5 - 4km 6km 2km
Week 6 - 4km 7km 3km
Week 7 - 4km 8km 3km
Week 8 - 5km 9km 3km
Week 9 - 5km 8km 4km
Week 10 - 5km 9km 4km
Week 11 - 5km 8km 4km
Week 12 - 5km 10km 5km
Week 13 - 6km 11km 5km
Week 14 - 6km 12km 5km
Week 15 - 6km 13km 5km
Week 16 - 6km 14km 5km
Week 17 - 6km 15km 5km
Week 18 - 6km 16km 5km
Week 19 - 7km 13km 5km
Week 20 - 6km 16km 5km
Week 21 - 7km 17km 5km
Week 22 - 6km 18km 5km
Week 23 - 7km 19km 5km
Week 24 - 6km 8km 4km
Week 25 - 3km 3km Race Day

As you can see, I've made the first few weeks a bit easy to lull myself into a false sense of security and get into the habit of running. Now all I have to do is stick to the plan!

And I swear, I'm going to start posting interesting things again soon :-)


  1. Wow! Good on you. Miss D! That's quite good for someone who doesn't like running. I hate running, too - so I'll just live vicariously through you. ;)

  2. I'm training for a half mara too! Probably Run Melbourne in the middle of next year. I started about 13 weeks ago and am up to 14km on my 'big run'. Good luck!

  3. I am impressed! Actually intimidated. I have only begun running in twenty minute blocks on the Kinect Fitness program. It tells me I have burned over 100 calories each time but it makes me run over 13km/h. I don't know how accurate those stats are, but I admire your training schedule!

  4. That looks like a good training schedule. I would love to do a half marathon, so perhaps I should try for this one!

  5. I would have to pass on the marathon. I might collapse. True story. Gd luck!!

  6. I've always wanted to be a runner but have realised recently that I have neither the interest nor the motivation so have given up for now haha. It looks like a good schedule though, can't wait to hear about your progress! Good luck! xx