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Marathon Training Time & Tempo

Contributed By Samantha Zeigler, Author of Running and Cupcakes

Time to start half marathon training! After re-reading my blog post on this race from last year, there’s a good chance you will all think I’m insane. I’m once again running the Half at the Hamptons.
The real reason behind it is because many of my favorite friends are running it – like Janine and Dani! And there may be a bar with large quantities of microbrews on tap for post race refreshment…
So, today I sat down and created my training schedule. It’s slightly frightening – I’ll be working out 6 days a week, with 3 double workout days. I will easily be able to fit this all into my schedule now that I work at a gym and have the hours of 1-4 p.m. off almost every single day. If I feel like it’s too much or get too exhausted, there’s always the option of scaling back a bit. But I truly don’t feel like I’ll have to.
I’m ramping back up slowly because I haven’t run double digits since my awesome race day performance during the Rock N Roll Providence Half Marathon – and the last thing I want is an injury!
In addition to that long run list, this is what the rest of my training schedule looks like:
I’ve been working out 5-6 times per week right now, so this isn’t much more strenuous than what I’ve been doing. I just had to switch a few things around in order to get 3 runs in per week.
We will see what happens!
Is anyone else training for a later winter race? What is it?
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