A Little More Each Day

One working mama learning to run & to maintain my 100+ pound weight loss!

Current Training Plan: Mama’s Mystery Medal Walking Half-Marathon

Running is off the table for me for a while thank to my herniated cervical disk, but I need SOMETHING to keep moving. I settled on a one woman walking half marathon, following Katie’s walking half marathon training plan (here). Even though I ran a marathon at the beginning of this year, my lack of activity since then has me feeling like I’m back at step one so I’m not modifying this in any way (other than adding a week at the end because I couldn’t my race the day it fell on). I’m a beginner again and will learn lots along the way I’m sure, as fueling for walking 13 miles is going to be a little different and shoe needs might change too.

Oliver has agreed to design a medal for my one-woman race on October 15th. I’ll be sure to share the finished product with you as soon as I see it!

I am not a trainer or coach of any kind! Just experimenting with my own training – don’t take this as advice or a plan for anyone else! 

Week Dates Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
1 7/10-7/16 Rest Speed: 10 min E; 4 X (10 sec S; 2 min E); 5 min E 15 min E Rest 10 min E; 5 min PW; 10 min E Rest or XT 2 miles E
2 7/17-7/23 Rest Speed: 10 min E; 3 X (30 sec S; 2 min E); 5 min E 20 min E Rest 10 min E; 10 min PW; 10 min E Rest or XT 3 miles E
3 7/24-7/30 Rest Speed: 15 min E; 3 X (45 sec S; 2 min E); 5 min E 25 min E Rest 10 min E; 15 min PW; 10 min E Rest or XT 4 miles E
4 7/31-8/6 Rest 30 minute E 20 min E Rest 40 min E 30 min E 2 miles E
5 8/7-8/13 Rest Speed: 5 min E; 6 X (60 sec S; 3 min E); 5 min E 30 min E Rest 5 min E; 20 min PW; 5 min E Rest or XT 5 miles E
6 8/14-8/20 Rest Speed: 5 min E; 8 X (60 sec S; 3 min E); 5 min E 35 min E Rest 5 min E; 25 min PW; 5 min E Rest or XT 6 miles E
7 8/21-8/27 Rest Speed: 5 min E; 10 X (60 sec S; 3 min E); 5 min E 40 min E Rest 5 min E; 30 min PW; 5 min E Rest or XT 7 miles E
8 8/28-9/3 Rest 35 min E 30 min E Rest 40 min E 40 min E 5 miles E
9 9/4-9/10 Rest 3 X (5 min E; 4 min PW; 1 min S); 5 min E 45 min E Rest 40 min PW Rest or XT 8 miles E
10 9/11-9/17 Rest 5 X (5 min E; 4 min PW; 1 min S); 5 min E 45 min E Rest 45 min PW Rest or XT 9 miles E
11 9/18-9/24 Rest 6 X (2 min E; 2 min PW; 1 min S); 10 min E 45 min E Rest 50 min PW Rest or XT 10 miles E
 12 9/25-10/1 Rest  40m min E 30 min E Rest 40 min E 50 min E 8 miles E
13 10/2-10/8 Rest 40 min E 30 min E Rest 40 min E 50 min E 8 mile E
14 10/9-10/15 Rest 5 min E; 6 X (60 sec S; 3 min E); 5 min E 45 min E Rest 30 min E Rest RACE

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E = Easy pace
S = Short bursts of very fast pace
PW = Sustained, brisk pace

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18 responses to “Current Training Plan: Mama’s Mystery Medal Walking Half-Marathon

  1. […] all of this, of course, I’ll be keeping up my half marathon training plan and I’ll update you guys tomorrow with how that’s going so far. I finally updated my […]

  2. […] can’t believe I’m already one month into the new training plan! So far, I am definitely enjoying the challenge of this plan. This weekend, I looked back at my […]

  3. Jason says:

    This is great! I can’t wait to hear how this plan works out for you 🙂

  4. […] 10-12 miles on the training plan, which I got in by racing the Peak 2 Peak 10 mile race here in town. I love a new distance, because […]

  5. […] At 8 am, I’m toeing the line of the Des Moines Half Marathon, celebrating the end of my 13.FUN training cycle and reminding myself of my race day […]

  6. […] and Half Marathon on Sunday, actually started on September 16. I was still in the midst of my 13.FUN training plan for the Des Moines Half Marathon, so needless to say I won’t be following that plan. As […]

  7. […] 4 miles and 8 miles for my back to back runs to prepare for the Rebel Challenge. I looked at the training plan and realized I only have 4 more back to back, big mileage runs between me and the race! (I’ll […]

  8. […] updated my training plan page this week to reflect the plan I’ll follow for this half marathon. For the first 3-4 weeks, […]

  9. […] half marathon I KNOW I have in me. I’ve updated my training plan on the half marathon page here but beyond the specific workouts in the plan, what do I need to do to reach that […]

  10. […] to get moving with a goal. I just finished week one of my new training plan (more on that here and here) and my legs are back to that pleasantly “used” feeling that comes with regularly […]

  11. […] to work on the flexibility part, especially with as many miles as I’ll be running with my training plan for Des Moines. All in all, I’m making great progress. I’ve still got the 5K and half […]

  12. […] base building phase of my training plan for the Papillion Half Marathon in May. I’ve updated my plan in the tab on the side bar. I’ve tweaked the training plan I used for Des Moines this fall […]

  13. […] goose egg. This is why I build in these on-call weeks at work as “light” weeks in my training plans because there’s no guarantee I’ll get to run at all. Of course, this week may not be […]

  14. […] than any other training week I’ve had in 2016, it isn’t what the week looks like in my training plan. You can shuffle around training workouts to some extent, so long as you avoid doing two hard […]

  15. […] updated my training plan page here and have my workouts set in my Google calendar so my family knows what we’ll be doing. […]

  16. […] checked off four weeks of boxes in the training plan “Mama’s Mystery Medal Walking Half Marathon” and apparently that’s enough to make this feel REAL in my mind. Yesterday, I was […]

  17. […] setting! Of course, I’ll stick with my training plan and work my way up to 7 miles by the end of this month’s workouts. However, it’s good to make a couple of extra goals […]

  18. […] I did my last long walk before my “Mom’s Mystery Medal Walking Half Marathon” on October 15. My last long walks were 9 miles the weekend of 9/24 and 10 miles this weekend […]

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