Well, the time has come – Cleveland half marathon training is here!
At the beginning of the year, it seemed like I had so much time to kill and that it wouldn’t be training time any time soon. But suddenly, it’s here.
Of course I’m getting over a cold, so I’m not at peak running level, but I’d rather feel this way now as opposed to race day. What’s my training look like? I am a big fan of Hal Higdon’s plans, so I’ll be once again using his training program. Here’s a slightly modified version of what I’ll be doing:
Each week, I’ll share my training – how it went, what I actually ran, etc. My goals are to do the full training program and run my best. I’d love to do another sub-2 hour half marathon but I’m not sure how training will go this year. I’m not in as good shape as I was last time I ran a half marathon, my lack of sleep is real (see: 2 kids under 3) and I have been having a hard time finding enough time to run every morning (again, 2 young kids). But enough excuses – it’s training season! And here we go!
Some questions for you:
- What are you training for?
- What training program do you use?
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6 thoughts on “Cleveland Half Marathon Training Starts Now!”
It’s always so exciting to start a new training plan! I wish I could run the race again this year but I had to cut down on my travel for races this year 😦
Good luck with the cycle. I’m nominally training for the NYC Half but still kind of broken so taking it easy-ish
I love Hal’s plans
The start of a new training plan is always exciting! Lots of people seem to love the HH plans. I have not tried them as I cannot run 5 days a week. My body needs a day off btwn runs
Good luck with your half training. I am a big fan of Hal Higdon too. I use his plans for marathon training, but I usually just wing it for halfs. I ran Cleveland a few years ago and really liked it. Hope you do too!
I think we’re using the same training plan from Hal! I just finished week 5, training for the Salt Lake City Half! It’s a great plan, and I feel like my fitness is definitely improving applying the 80/20 rule to my training miles. https://runningmybestlife.com/half-marathon-training-diaries-week-5/
I did the RnR Cleveland a few years ago but now has been cancelled.
I also have a few races I am looking forward to this year ( an 8K next month and a few half marathons). I work with a coach and just today signed up with her again. The weather is sucking the joy out of me and I haven’t been running consistently but excited to get back to it again.