Week 2: Half-marathon training update

Just finished week two of my half-marathon training and it went pretty well. I ran three times this week, one short and easy run, a longer run and a tempo run. I made a beautiful mistake with my tempo run this week however. I set out on the track to do the same run as last week (see my last post about “Demystifying the Tempo Run”) but instead of running 100-meter intervals, I accidentally ran 200-meter intervals, essentially doubling my run. I call this a beautiful mistake because I didn’t realize it until I finished and I still felt great, which was a huge improvement from the first time I tried the tempo run.

This week I am looking to do the same training plan but up my mileage by one mile for each run, with the exception of the tempo run. I also am looking to add in some more strengthening exercises this week to keep my body strong, building endurance.

Look forward to more posts this week about nutrition for runner’s, gear updates and more! I hope y’all enjoyed the weekend!

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2 thoughts on “Week 2: Half-marathon training update

  1. Awesome first week! Such a nice feeling when you accidentally run further than you thought. I’m going to try and get in some intervals and tempo runs for the first time in the next couple of weeks too, my training has been so unfocused til’ now.

    • Thanks! Definitely try out the tempo and/or interval runs. It has helped me SO much with increasing my distance and speed. It has also been a huge help with my breathing. Let me know if it works!

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