Contrary to the Maple Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cake Batter Pancakes & Nutella S’mores I keep posting about, I actually do try to adhere to a healthy lifestyle bu eating mostly healthy & staying fit.
For the past three years, I’ve run the Outback Distance Classic on Thanksgiving Day. For the past two years, I’ve run the half marathon distance (a 6k/3.6 mile distance is also offered). I fully intend on doing the same this year as well.
Thanksgiving is exactly 15 weeks & 1 day from today.
I haven’t run more than 5 miles since March
My go-to 12-week training plan would have me starting in Europe (which would be totally cool).
So I have 3-weeks to start whipping my butt into shape for half marathon training. Currently, I’m lifting twice a week with New Rules of Lifting for Women& running 2-3 about twice a week (occasionally I’ll throw in a 4-5 miler). So here’s my plan for the next 3 weeks to ease into the training mindset:
- Continue lifting 2 days a week
- Run 3-4 miles twice a week
- Run 5 miles this week, 5.5 miles next week, 6 the next week to up my endurance
By the time I technically start training, my mind will be ready to do it. That’s what the pre-season is for, right?