10 Mile Training Plan

by Stephanie on February 12, 2013 · 2 comments

in Running

I was talking to my Mom on the phone last night and telling her about the half Ironman I committed to do and it dawned on me: that race is 6 months from today! Which was yesterday.  Which means the race is now LESS THAN 6 MONTHS AWAY!  Excuse me while I hyperventilate…

Okay, I’m back.

I need every single second of those 6 months to get in the kind of shape I want to be in for this race.  That means I have to start right now!

The hardest part of any triathlon for me is the run.  I suck at running.

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Truth.  Too bad I seem to be hell bent on doing it.  Seems Nike and I have a similar philosophy.

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So this is the part I have to start working on right away.  To do the 70.3 training plan I’ve been looking at I’ll have to be able to run 10 miles pretty comfortably by mid-May.  Enter the Hal Higdon 15k/10 mile training plan.  In 10 weeks (by April 19th or so) I should be able to run 10 miles and then I’ll have almost a month to get “comfortable” with that distance before really jumping into the half Ironman training.

Today kicks it off with a 2 mile run.  Sadly because of my work schedule I will probably have to run after I go out for a Mardi Gras Dinner.  But it doesn’t matter.  I will fit it in because it’s important to me to do this and do it well.

So there!

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Alex @ Alex Tries it Out February 14, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Haha, I love that Nike thing. Good luck with training!

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Stephanie February 14, 2013 at 7:22 PM

Hey fellow Iowan! :)

I know right? I feel like “Just Do It, even if you suck” should be my new motto when it comes to working out. haha!

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