Tuesday, April 23, 2013

T Is For...Training Schedule

TRAINING schedule...This is a plan of scheduled days you specifically use to train for a run/bike/swim race/event.

FOR example, I have a half-marathon coming up in September so I have devised a plan with the help of my Virtual Race Coach app that will help me get from running 4-5 miles to 13.1 in a set amount of time, 24 weeks to be exact.

THE virtual race coach app has me on a 24 week plan since I'm starting now.  My run for today (April 20 when I wrote this post) is a 3 mile long slow run, and my app tells me that all miles should be at 70% effort.  The run should be conversational in nature and approx. 60 seconds slower than marathon pace. I can do that.

THERE are many training schedules or plans, if you will, out there and they range from beginner to advanced.  All you have to do is Google training plans or schedules and you will find plenty to work with. Here are a couple to look at...

COOL RUNNING has training schedules for everything from a couch to 5k to a full marathon.

HAL HIGDON dot com has everything you can think of an more when it comes to training for a race or event.  Think 5k to triathlon etc.

WHATEVER you are training for...there is a website to help you get from where you are right now to where you want to be in a specific amount of time.  Good luck and Godspeed!

  • Are you training for a specific race or event?
  • If so, tell me about it!  
  • Are you enjoying some sunshine today?
  • Have you smiled today? 
Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

"Limitations only exist if you let them" 

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  1. I'm using a mesh of Hal Higdon and things I find online, along with my own good sense, as a training program for my very first half. In September. I've been training since forever but that's by design.

  2. Just training to stay in shape, but if there's an app, I'm definitely interested.

  3. I only run on the tredmill... just visiting from A to Z Blog Challenge. I love the little falling petals on your blog.

  4. Not traing. No sun today. Smiled when my run was over.

  5. My training consists of thinking about training and occasionally watching an exercise CD. The key words are thinking and watching no mention of doing.

  6. Thanks for the websites. Right now I'm just doing 5K's but maybe one day I'll get up there in mileage.

  7. Hi Shannon! I'm training for a marathon in June. My first! I'm anxious and nervous at the same time. I'm using Hal Higdon and what I love most about his plans is that he has a forum that he personally responds in! That is just great especially if you are a newbie! Good luck with your training. I did 3 half marathons last year. Each one was easier than the last. You'll smoke it!


I'm so happy you stopped by...can't wait to hear all you've got to say! Blessings and hugs!


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