Ever since I signed up for the Philly Half Marathon, I've been both excited and a little concerned. You see, I love fall for many reasons, not the least of which is college football season.
So here's the plan I came up with (click to bring up in Google Docs). I based the plan mostly off of Hal Higdon's Intermediate half marathon training program (love Hal's plans-- I've used them for all of my races!).
A few other things I'm trying to incorporate this time around:
-Speedwork. In order to achieve my next PR, I need to ramp it up on the speed workouts! Last night I did my first one: 5x400m (0.25 mile) at 5K pace (8:40min/mi) with rests in between. Hurts so good.
By placing my long runs on Monday and focusing on quality workouts during the week, I have given myself clearance to have a great time on football Saturday's and recovery on Sunday.