This week also happens to be the official kick off for N and my Half Marathon training for the Portland Half Marathon on October 7th. It's both of our first half and I'm pretty excited. N is not a runner (or not yet at least) but I ran the Portland Marathon in 2010 and have done several smaller races in between then and now. I decided not to run a big race last year because training runs tend to take up most your summer and you end up trying to schedule vacations around them. But I missed training for a big race so much that I decided to scale it back this year and just do the half. N surprised me for Christmas though by not only signing me up but signing himself up!
|N and I before the 2010 Portland Marathon.|
Since this is N's first big run but not mine I decided to combine Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Novice 2 and Intermediate training programs and then made a few adjustments myself. I own his book, Marathon: The Ultimate Training Guide: Advice, Plans, and Programs for Half and Full Marathons and used his Intermediate training program for the 2010 marathon and loved every part of it.
|I own this copy but the link above sends you to his newest edition.|
Like I said, I created our own customized training program. Which I'll happily share with you. But remember, I am by no means a doctor or an expert. I do what works for me and want to share it with you guys. So remember, always check with a doctor before making any fitness or nutrition changes.
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