I have spent some time putting together various different training plans and finally found one that would work well with my busy schedule while allowing me to pack on the miles. The race is about 13 weeks away and I couldn't be more excited. I have doubts some days that I won't be able to run 13.1 miles but I think the long runs are really going to help and are the most important part of the training.
On the days I don't run I am going to do other forms of activity. I am going to get in either 30 minutes of circuit training or cross training (ie. elliptical, stair master, bike), incorporate some strength training either upper or lower body depending on the day, and do some stretching.
I am currently on Week 2 of training and completed 6 miles earlier today. I had to run them on the treadmill but I felt great the entire time. It wasn't until around mile 4.5 that I felt some pain but I pushed through it. I ran at a 9:30 pace and ran at 9:15 pace every now and then.
After the run I walked a little bit to cool down and then I went over to the mats to stretch and of course to take a picture :)
Have you ever ran a half marathon? Did you follow a training plan?