Week 0: Half-marathon training plan

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Time to get fitness motivated again!

If you read the previous post, I recently committed to running the San Francisco Rock & Roll Half marathon on March 26, 2017.  That gives me about 14-weeks to prepare for the big dance…it may seem like a long time from now, but the time goes fast especially if there is some procrastination involved!


The plan is for the remainder of December to be base training time, which means running low to medium intensity level. This helps get my body used to that sweet feeling of running aches & pains again, along with getting rid of all the cobwebs 🙂 With everything going on during the holidays, base training in December makes perfect sense. I am not timing the training runs or breaking record paces, but just getting reacquainted with running on a consistent basis.  Also, I am not waiting until January 1st like much of the New Year’s resolution hopefuls. There are 3-weeks until end of the year (wow) & I intend on using this time to get a little fitness built up.

Luckily, I live in the San Francisco Bay area where the winter weather is not as harsh as the Midwest and East coast.  Temperatures may drop towards the 30/40’F, but for this Chicago kid that is considered a heat wave! I do not have a gym membership, but have an abundance of trails near by (aka natural treadmills) that will serve as my personal gym.

January will start incorporating the next level like speed, hills, & track workouts. In the meantime, I am going to enjoy base training during the holidays. I will commit to posting a weekly training plan (hopefully each Sunday) that reviews workouts & random notes documenting the progression until race day. Until then, Happy fitness & running!

Make Today > Yesterday

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  • Persevere!

    Jess December 11, 2016 12:10 pm