Friday, January 17, 2014

100 Day Half Marathon Countdown!

In a strange twist of fate, I recently decided to take yet another stab at running a half marathon! The first time I took on this feat was two years ago, when I ran in the Cap City Half Marathon in Columbus. This time, I will be running the Pro Football Half of Fame Marathon & Half Marathon in Canton on April 27, 2014.

While I will not be doing the FULL marathon (I have my sights set on a full in 2015, the year I turn -gulp- 30), I will still be taking part in one of the coolest running events of the year, according to at least!

No matter what half marathon you decide to do, it is important to train accordingly (something I am going to commit wholeheartedly to this time around as to avoid injury). 

Ideally, you should give yourself 12 weeks to train for a half marathon. Today, however, marks 100 days until the Pro Football Hall of Fame Half Marathon, so I am going to take the liberty to provide for OHventures readers a basic 100-day prepping schedule to train for a half marathon. If you can find a half marathon you want to run that is approximately 100 days away, then this is a great training calendar for you to work with! 

Depending on which day your race is, you will have to adjust the day of the week that you do each run so that your final day fits this schedule. Remember to take it easy and pace yourself!

1 & 2 (Days 1-7 & 8-14)Rest1 miRest1.5 miRest2 miCross Train
3 & 4 (Days 15-21 & 22-28)Rest2 miRest2.5 miRest3.5 miCross Train
5 (Days 29-35)Rest2.5 miRest2.5 miRest4 miCross Train
6 (Days 36-42)Rest3 miRest3 miRest5 miCross Train
7 (Days 43-49)Rest3 miRest3 miRest6 miCross Train
8 (Days 50-56)Rest3 miRest4 miRest7 miCross Train
9 (Days 57-63)Rest4 miRest4 miRest8 miCross Train
10 (Days 64-70)Rest4 miRest3 miRest9 miCross Train
11 (Days 71-77)Rest5 miRest4 miRest10 miCross Train
12 (Days 78-85)Rest4 miRest3 miRest11 miRest
13 (Days 86-91)Rest3 miRest2 miCT12 miRest
14 (Days 92-98)Rest4 miRest3 miRest2 miRest

Rest on Day 99 and RUN THE HALF ON DAY 100!!!

Here are some other resources you can use to help you train: Tackling a Half Marathon, Tips For Beginner Runners, Mini Runners' Clinic, Training Thus Far, Fleet Feet Running Shoes   


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