Monday, October 10, 2011

Surf City 1/2 Training Plan


I started training for Surf City ½ a couple weeks ago.  I opted for a longer training plan to really build my foundation.  This plan also has a significantly longer “long run” compared to other plans I’ve followed, with the longest run being 17 miles.  I know it seems a little crazy, but I think if I stick with this, I can train my body to run distances more efficiently, and when the 13.1 that is Surf City comes, I’ll be more than ready!

It’s quite simple.  I run Tuesdays and Thursdays for 45 minutes, and Saturdays are reserved for my long run.  My long runs are as follows:
Week 1:  5 miles (DONE)
Week 2:  6 miles (DONE)
Week 3:  4 miles (turned into 6 miles with my dad!)
Week 4:  7 miles
Week 5:  4 x 800s on the track
Week 6:  9 miles
Week 7:  6 x 800s
Week 8:  11 miles
Week 9:  8 x 800s
Week 10:  13 miles
Week 11:  10 x 800s
Week 12:  15 miles (I might sign up to run the Holiday ½ in Pomona, and tack on two miles before that…I’m still debating)
Week 13:  HONEYMOON!!!!
Week 14:  4 x 800s
Week 15:  17 miles (this might come down to 13 or 15…we’ll see)
Week 16:  14 x 800s
Week 17:  11 miles
Week 18:  8 miles
Week 19:  5 miles
Week 20:  SURF CITY ½ MARATHON!!  13.1 miles!

I’m really excited about this training plan, and very happy with it so far (I might be singing a different tune after some of those long runs!)!  On top of running 3x a week, I’m going to the gym Mon/Wed/Fri to get in my strength training.  Sunday is my rest day :) 

So, there you have it!  My training schedule for the next 20 weeks!
What races do you guys have coming up?  What kind of training plans do you follow?


1 comments:

  1. Hey girl! I'm scheduled to run 18 on the weekend you're scheduled to do 17 so if you want company let me know!! :)

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