I started a FB group for those of us running a half marathon together in Colorado on July 23rd. I love FB fitness groups – they really keep me motivated! I posted every single training run, and usually the stats to go with them, to this group and I thought it would be fun to put them all here as a re-cap!
This training plan is RIDICULOUSLY wonderful! I have followed lots of training plans in the past specifically created for the novice runner up to the intermediate runner and none of them have motivated me like this one does. This plan is only 6 weeks long, requires 4 days a week of running versus 5 (but I usually do 5), and really focuses on speed training versus getting the mileage in. Mileage only matters for the weekly 5K run and the weekly long run. Besides those runs, you’re focusing on tempos, hill training, and interval training. As long as you’re doing as the program asks, you will get faster! I’ve run through this program twice now (and will start it again next week for the half in July) and I just keep getting faster. It’s amazing!