Howdy. This is Dave and this post is the first in a series of personal journeys that some of us here at TrainingForHalfMarathon.org are undertaking. We post a lot of general advice about how to train for a half marathon, and we thought it would be helpful to provide insight into how each of us prepare for our own races.
In my case, I’ve been away from running for several weeks following a calf muscle injury. Now I’m ready to dive back into running but the challenge is the Summer heat. It’s the beginning of August and that means taking it slower than normal when getting going. I also am running with several water bottles to stay hydrated and choosing routes that keep me in the shade whenever possible.
This week, I’m taking it slow with the following runs:
- Monday – 3 miles
- Tuesday – 3.5 miles
- Wednesday – Rest
- Thursday – Cross-training (Bicyling)
- Friday – 3 miles
- Saturday – 5 miles (slow pace)
- Sunday – 5 miles (slow pace)