Thursday, June 30, 2011

Journey to the HALF Marathon

As you may already know, I've decided to challenge myself with the task of completing my first HALF MARATHON this year!  I'm signed up for the Hershey Half Marathon on October 16th.  I will have 2 Goals for this race, A) To Finish B) To finish in 3 Hours

In order to prepare myself for this race I have decided to follow Hal Higdon's Novice Plan and I will be incorporating the Galloway Run-Walk-Run technique.

The plan is a 12 week plan Mon-Sun which I will be starting the week ending July 31st.  Each week consists of 3 short runs and 1 long run.  The long run progressively gets built up along the way.  Also during the course of training, there will be a few races as well.

I will be blogging after each training run with details of how it went and how the training is coming along, so I hope you will stay tuned!

I do have a couple races in July to work on before the half marathon training begins, July 16th 4M run in Central Park and July 30th 5K in Prospect Park, both of which are on the event calendar on the site.


  1. Good luck - you can do it! Higdon's plans are good and you will enjoy his approach.

  2. I did Hal's 1/2 plan too and really liked it. You're progress is SO inspiring. Keep sharing it!!!

  3. Congratulations on your accomplishments so far! Very inspiring! I've lost a little over 100 as well, and working on that last 30. I'm also signed up for the Hershey half as well, so good luck with the training and the race!

  4. I followed Hal's program for both my first half and full marathon. I love his programs!

    I just found your blog! I love it! :)