Half Marathon Training Clarification : The mileage on my weekly long runs is actually the mileage I would run to train for a FULL MARATHON. My training program is almost treating the OC Half as a practice run for the full marathon.
I am considering running the SD RnR May 31st, so I need to have a lot more miles logged than if I was only doing a half mary. Basically, I am training for the half and the full at the same time. You do not have to run this many miles to complete a half marathon.
If I was just running the OC Half my long runs would be between 10 to 13 miles maximum. If you are training or would like to train for a half marathon 10 to 13 miles is totally enough. I promise. I have trained for half marys in the past and maxed out at 11 miles for a long run and done fine.
*Note – I always take 2 rest days from running a week. I know my body & I know that injuries really suck. I would rather take 2 days off each week than 6 weeks off a few times a year. So, even though the training looks difficult I really do take it easy pretty often
So, even if I just end up doing the OC half and not the SD RnR full at least I had the option. The reason I don’t want to commit to it is because it will just add the my crazy life in June…
May 31st (tentative) – Run Marathon in San Diego
June 1st – Fly to NJ for Ben’s brother’s graduation
June 2nd – graduation
June 3rd-4th – drive from NJ to FL
June 5th – 8th – Marco Island, FL with Ben’s fam
June 8 or 9 (?) – Fly home to California
June 18 or 19 (?) – Drive to Paso Robles
June 20th – Wedding
Breakfast: I ate a handful of sugary cereal to start…
Then, I decided to spruce up my oats since they’ve been so unappetizing lately. I added cranberries and sesame almonds to the mix. I need to do this more often, oats are so much prettier with colorful fruit on it.