Tuesday, May 4, 2010

San Francisco Half Marathon Training Plan

Training has officially begun!
Yesterday I started my 12 week training plan for the San Francisco Half Marathon, which is on July 25th.  I'm very excited because I'm training with my best friend Lisa, who is also running it (it will be her first HM!)
When I put together my training plan, I wanted to incorporate strength exercises, stretching (something I probably do too little of), swimming, and of course logging those miles!  So here is the breakdown:
Mondays:  strength* + stretching
Tuesdays:  easy runs
Wednesdays:  swimming
Thursdays:  runs + strength*
Fridays:  rest
Saturdays:  alternating swimming + hills (must be prepared for those SF hills!)
Sundays:  long runs
As far as strength goes, I have workouts targeting my biceps, triceps, core, hamstrings, and calves.
So without further ado, here is my lovely SF Half training plan:
I am really going to try to hold myself accountable this training season.  I know there will be days where I have to work late, and I might have to switch a day, but that's ok.  Flexibility is key.  But the beauty of training with a friend is that we will hold each other accountable for the day's workout and keep each other focused.
This morning I logged the three miles for day 2 and felt pretty good!  Get ready SF...here I come!


  1. Smart move heading into this being mentally prepared to be flexible with your plan. Life always gets in the way. Make sure you hit those long runs, though, especially the 9, 10 and 11 ... those are the most critical for your race.

  2. You go...you're going to rock this training!!

  3. Thanks so much guys! And Sam, that was where I failed in training for Surf City...my longest run was a 7-miler. I will definitely get the longer runs in this time around. Thank you for the advice and encouragement guys :)