Our very first joint post!! Blog partners take on Barbados Race Weekend, because let’s face it, if we are going to run a half marathon it should be in paradise! A major part of this race is the prep, finding a training plan that is realistic for you, and setting goals to keep yourself on-track and motivated.
♥ Calvin Harris – My Way (Danny Dove Remix)
Here are 2 different Training plans for a Beginner Half Marathon Program
Both of these programs are perfect for beginning to run long distances!
Everyone has different goals, and we believe it is absolutely important to have motivation. Half-marathon training requires many months of your time, where things will keep happening and you will be, more than likely, very busy with many other priorities but a major part of the race is prep and finding a training plan that is realistic for you.
Tip #1: Write your goals somewhere where you can see them and work towards them. You can do it!
Tip #2: Set your goals based on yourself and what you hope to accomplish, and use THAT to motivate yourself from within.
With committing to this half-marathon we have yet another reason NOT to skip cardio. We are so excited to run this half as a team, accomplish some fitness goals AND kick off the holiday season right!
We decided to share our personal goals with you guys!
Diana’s Long-term Goals
- Stick to the training plan, and use it as a way to have a healthier lifestyle (including more physical activity and eating healthier).
- Have fun and finish it! What is the sense of doing something as a punishment?
Jodi’s Long-term Goals
- Complete the entire 21km at a 5:45min/km pace.
- Complete my half-marathon training plan to set myself up for success with the race, running in the mornings if possible.
Diana & Jodi’s Short-term Motivators
- Complete the running as instructed on my training plan each week, and acknowledge this success on Sundays. Woo hoo cardio completed for the week!
- Improve each week, this is a HALF marathon not a sprint and it’s important to remember that and embrace the process.
- Celebrate the little things – focus on improving pace and running further each week. These are all hard things to complete but focusing on every week of the training schedule and personal growth will make the end goals that much more achievable.
FOOD IS FUEL
*Water ALWAYS; make it a habit to have water throughout the day, pre-workout, during and after your workout.
Half Marathon: December 4, 2016 @ 5am