I’m about to let you in on two secrets of mine. First of all, the training plan I’m working from was originally a ten week program rather than an eleven week. Reason being I hadn’t run long distance since my last half in July and had only been attending group fitness classes (which I’ll touch on in the coming weeks) so I needed a week to ramp back up and get my legs used to running again.Secondly, I’m technically wrapping up week two of training since I’ll be out of the country for a week in April (another thing I can’t wait to share with you). And this is exactly what I want to focus on today – making your schedule work for you!
When I signed up for the half back in January, I knew I would be taking a vacation and pre-planned my training schedule to work around it by starting a week earlier. Of course I’ll still do some tiny workouts when I’m gone but it’s also my time to take a break and focus on throwing myself into a new culture and if I don’t get the chance to do all my runs, I don’t want to look back and regret not having that extra week.
You may have also noticed that I don’t run on Sundays, something most runners suggest because that it typically race day. Well that just doesn’t work for me. I like running on Saturday mornings and it has never impacted my race. It’s all about finding what works for you – training for a race is a learning process. If you have a workout class you love on Wednesdays but the training plan calls for a run, bump that run to a different day and go to the class that makes you happy. It’s important that training remains enjoyable so that you’re able to get the best out of this incredible experience!
As always, if you have any questions, please make sure to comment or reach out so I can address them in the coming posts!