It is damn cold outside today! Currently the temp is hovering around 6 degrees and you can definitely tell. At least it’s not windy out because that would just make things even more miserable than they already are.

And also the reason why I am pushing beginning my spring half marathon training off until Wednesday when it is supposed to be a little bit warmer!

I was going to kick off tomorrow, but some other things have come up that I need to be around home for, and I am not ready to spend a ton of time at the track running in circles just yet! Also, not ready for treadmill time either.

I am actually doing a different type of training plan than I normally would follow (however loosely that may be). Instead of having set distances, I am using a training plan that is available through Garmin Connect and it is all based off time. I really want to break the three-hour window in the half marathon, so I am going to be trying to really stick to the training plan. It’s set up pretty interestingly, as far as how they want you to proceed. I am doing the Level 1 Half Marathon program, which is 3 runs a week, plus cross training days and rest days. So, I am curious to see how this all works out. There are several walk breaks scheduled in to the runs, like on long run days it will have you running for 60 minutes, then walking for 10. Repeat to a total of 2 hours 20 minutes.

Garmin has several different types of training plans, and if this one works out I will try one of the others, like a triathlon program or a cycling one.

Here’s to a successful training program!


One Comment Add yours

  1. swosei12blog says:

    I like training in colder weather (to a certain point) because one can always layer up. Good luck training.

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