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Training for My Second 1st Half Marathon

Faith Keith - Image: Let's run! A couple years ago I was training for my first half marathon and 3 weeks before the race I broke my tailbone while snowboarding.  Yes, yes, why was I snowboarding 3 weeks before a race…well, because snowboarding is awesome. =P

So today marks week 1 of prepping for my SECOND 1st half marathon ^_^

I am using Hal Higdon’s training schedule for the Novice. This is what I used last time and I made incredible progress, felt strong the entire 3 months. His schedules have been the best I have tried thus far.

For science purposes, I am going to try keeping my diet protein+veggies mostly, with minimal carbs.  Then when my mileage starts getting up and I start leaning out (prob starting at week 5) I will then add carbs an hour or 2 before my runs.  My goal here is to do the best I can to maintain muscle while training for the half.  With this much cardio it will be next to impossible to BUILD, but maintain I think I can do.

Training will ultimately be 5 days cardio (3 run days, 2 cross training) and 5 weight lifting days hitting every muscle group twice except for legs. I will only train legs once a week outside of cardio.

Here we go!

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