I fell off the running wagon after my treadmill broke. I have a new treadmill and I am back to a consistent running schedule because I’ll be running a 5K, 10K, and a half marathon all on the same weekend at Disney World in 90 days! In this blog post, I share with you my running plan for the month of August.
This will be my 2nd half marathon (my first one was in 2015) and this will be my first time running 3 different races in the same long weekend. Because they are Disney races, my main goal is to have blast and cross the finish line without injuries! Running at Disney is my absolute favorite and Disney races was the reason I started running in 2015.
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Since I started running in 2015, I’ve always run pretty much 99% of my training runs on a treadmill. It doesn’t bother me. This year, I’ve run on the treadmill 2 days during the week and then at the park once on the weekend. Lately, I haven’t run at all. The last time I ran was a month ago!
I am feeling unprepared because I haven’t run in a whole month, but I’m staying positive and I know I can do it. If I ran my first half marathon at 5 month pregnant, then how can I not run it not pregnant!? I’m pumped and excited and I look forward to the next 90 days! Let’s do this!
The following August running plan (below) was created by me using my past experience with training for a long distance race and also by using Jeff Galloway’s training plan as guidance from the Run Disney website. I made this plan specifically for me, but feel free to follow it or use it as a guideline for creating your own plan. Like I said, I haven’t been running lately due to having a broken treadmill and I will be running long distance in about 90 days!
Please note, I am not a professional runner nor am I an expert at making running plans. I am not a running coach. Always consult your doctor for any medical questions and/or concerns about your own health. I am only sharing my running plan for the month of August 2018.
My goal this month is to work myself up to running a 10K (6 miles).
When I trained for my first half marathon (2015), I never ran more than 7 miles on a training run. I trained for my first half marathon by running 6-7 miles 3 times a week (18-21 miles per week). That’s it! I did not have any injuries and although my legs felt like they were going to fall off at the end of the 13.1 miles, I still managed to walk back to my hotel and fly home that same night without nay issues (and I was 5 months pregnant).
I’m not planning to only run less than 7 miles on training runs this time around for my second marathon because I will also be running the two days prior. I will keep increasing my mileage next month. I hope to do at least 2-3 long runs (7+ miles each).
For cross training, I plan to do yoga, walking, and stretch band exercises.
Let me know in the comments below if you have any races coming up or if you have ever done a 3-day race weekend. What are your tips?
I’ll be posting about my small at-home gym set up and tell you all about my new treadmill later this month, so keep an eye out for that!
I will continue to blog about my running plans monthly and I will of course give you updates about my miles and running along the way. 🙂
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