Yes, I have committed to completing my second half marathon! Plans have been made and registration fees paid. I mentioned last time that I wanted to do another half marathon. So I will be running the IronGirl Half Marathon at Clearwater Beach, FL in early April. I have approximately nine weeks to train.
I am currently finishing up my last week of recovery from my first half and then training for this race starts! I already have a good base so this time I am going to work on speed. I am no speed demon, but I know I can run a bit faster, because, even though my legs were a bit sore, at the end of the last race I felt like I could have given a little more. I am still finalizing my training plan, but this time I decided to make my own by looking at a few different race plans including Marathoning for Mortals and Runner's World Smart Coach. I took into account what I did and didn't like in my Disney Half training and tried to find the best balance of training and rest days.
My weeks are going to include an easy run, tempo/speed run, and long run. I also want to keep cross training which includes lots of different things but I want to make sure to get in some strength training and yoga in there. I think those two activities in particular will be beneficial during my training.
So, as I am putting the final touches on my plan, I am curious: how you come up with your training plan? What kind of runs are important for you to get in throughout the week? If you cross train, what kind of activities do you like?