Monday, June 4, 2012

Countdown: 24 Weeks

Countdown: 24 Weeks until the SGK 3-Day walk in San Diego. While it seems like it is month's away I know the time is going to come up quicker then I expect. My plan for now is to continue this month on my half marathon training plan for Seattle RnR, but weave in the plan provided.

The walking plan is sponsored by New Balance, who is also one of the major sponsors of the walk.  New Balance has a Lace Up For the Cure Collection, which donates to SGK.

SGK Plan in Pink | Half Marathon Training Plan in  Blue
Monday: rest  | spin
Tuesday: walk 3mi easy | run 3mi easy
Wednesday: rest | spin w/ arm work
Thursday: 3mi moderate walking | 4mi w/ 2 @ 11:45
Friday: 30 minutes cross-training | spin w/ arm work
Saturday: 3 mi easy walking | rest
Sunday: 3 mi easy walking | run 8mi easy
Total Miles: 12mi  | 15 mi | Total distance planned walking/running = 18

For the time being half marathon training trumps walking training, but on days when I would normally rest if they have a walk planned I will walk.  I am not worried about over doing it as they said during the walk the average person walks at 3mph, so that really just a stroll.  The plan once I am done with this half is to just run  most of the walks for now. I know closer to the date I will need to focus on walking some of the training runs to prepare my body for those distances, but right now I am not worried about it.

Do you like to make up your own training plan? For follow one giving to you? My first half I use the Nike+ plan, then I switched to Smart Coach, and now I  just go by what feels right for my body. I know what I need to do and how much I like to run.


  1. Girl - I'm pooped just reading the plan. Sounds like an incredible undertaking but no doubt you'll crush it!!!! You're amazing and I can't wait to meet you someday - someone who has such drive, intensity, and commitment - YOU!

    You go girl!!!!! Good luck and be careful not to get injured (trust me - can happen in the blink of an eye - BOO!).

    I think it's less stressful to use a plan that is made up by an expert. You can have faith in the plan and that helps a lot when toeing the line (I think). I have created plans for myself and others, but it takes some time and then there is the 2nd guessing . . . should I really do that many miles or should I jump up by only 1 mile instead of 2 - that gets a bit annoying.

    1. I am not going to do both plans at once. The half plan for now will win out....unless its just low mileage. Thankfully my half training will be over before the big double walking miles come into play for the 3-day walk.

  2. Nice posts, thanks for sharing this to us and looking forward always for more updates. Great job well done, Congratulations !