Earned Runs™ HALF MARATHON WITH ‘SAINTS DAYS’ 5K & 10K Beginner Training Plan January 14 to May 19, 2018; FINAL Plan Parts 1 and 2 are available on the RESOURCES page (and below). This plan is 18 weeks long and picks up from the easy 5k that runners would have completed on New Year’s Eve or Day.
The two themed ‘saints’ runs, include a 5K about the time of St. Valentine’s Day, February 14, and a 10K about the time of St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. The 5K is incorporated into the schedule at about weeks 5 or 6, and the 10K at about weeks 9 or 10. There should be a good number of races to choose from if you decide not to custom design your races using Earned Runs bibs.
The half marathon would be run on or about the weekend of May 19-20. Events are held that weekend in Cleveland, Chicago, and Denver for example. This plan has a significant taper. Some plans would have scheduled a half marathon a week or two after the 12-mile long run (April 14rd in this plan). You may decide to alter the schedule and run earlier.
The USATF.org website has a calendar search that may help you find organized 5K, 10K, and half marathon races. Below Is a link to my half marathon search April 14-May 31, 2018. Change the search parameters to obtain results that fit your needs.
RUN & MOVE HAPPY!
NOTE: I will train to walk both 5K and 10k events. The past two seasons knee issues have made summer and fall running difficult for me, which may have resulted in part because of winter training and racing on uneven surfaces of hardened snow and ice. This winter I’m walking to train outdoors and will determine whether strength workouts with weights will help with faster finish times in the ‘SAINTS DAYS’ events. The walking modifications to the plan will be shared early this week.final_half_marathon_w_saints_days_2018_part_2_january11.pdf
HALF MARATHON WITH 'SAINTS DAYS' Plan Part 1 JANUARY 14 - MARCH 24, 2018
HALF MARATHON WITH 'SAINTS DAYS' Plan Part 2 MARCH 11 - MAY 19, 2018
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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