Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Run Forest Run!!!

As you know I've been training to do the Disney's Princess 1/2 Marathon in March 2010. In the past I did NOT follow any type of training schedule and just ran. Unfortunately, THAT always lead to injuries and WAYYY overtraining. This time around I am strictly adhering to this schedule that I found online. I'm on week 4, so it's been pretty easy up to this point, but I'm so ready to get more mileage going. I feel like a horse at the starting line just waiting for the gate to go down!

The best part is that while I DO feel major improvements in my running, I feel stronger, it is significantly less then I ever ran before. It really shows me just how much overtraining I was doing...thus the list of injuries I acquired!!!


  1. Hi! Thanks for posting and cheering me on :) Im here for you too! Way to go on your running schedule!! That is great! i am trying to build up my jogging endurance too...i suck but im trying ;) I can do 1 mile without stopping...its a start i guess ;)

    Loving all your receipes too :)

  2. Good for you Tiff! I know someone else using a similar training schedule for a half at the end of March here in NC. I've cut back on my running a bit...I figure running 7 miles on the treadmill for an hour is better than doing 9-10! I've got time...and I need to space it out! Thanks for reminding me.. :)

  3. Angela!!! It's absolutely a start!!! Plus, don't worry about throwing walking breaks in there. Like right now sometimes I'll run a mile and then walk for 2 minutes, then run another mile and walk another 2 minutes. It's very common for people to do these types of splits!!! I always like to change things up just to make my runs more exciting and different.

    Hayley! Girl, you are ready for the 1/2 tomorrow! But yes, probably is a good idea not to be running too much all the time. Could lead to injury, overtraining and exhaustion! You rock though!!!

  4. I'm not a runner, but I do like The Shred because the workout is short and to the point. It has shortened my (inconsistent) workout.