5k to 1/2 Marathon Training Plan

half marathon pin

 Over the last 5 years I have tried to become a runner.  For me it has become a great release and a great way to stay in shape.  Until the last few weeks I have run only 3-4 miles at a time and I have run several 5k’s.  In the back of my mind I have always thought it would be “fun”, or at least an accomplishment I would like to have, to try to run a 1/2 Marathon.  (And I thought it would be great to have a 13.1 sticker on my mini van!)  But, then I would think, “that is such a LONG way!”  Well, about a month ago my husband and I decided we would run a 1/2 marathon at the end of November.  Since I was already running 5k mileage, my husband made up a 5k to 1/2 marathon training schedule.  This is a 13 week schedule and has been working well for me.  Sunday for me is a total rest day.  Wednesday and Friday are the days that I practice Yoga.  For me Yoga is a game changer.  I always run a little faster and I feel better during my runs on a day after Yoga.  It is important to rest your body and also cross-train.  Your muscles and bones need a change of pace to stay healthy.

I like to do my runs in the morning. Usually I will drop the kids off at school and then go for a run.  After my run I always do about 10 minutes of stretching.  You MUST stretch you muscles well to maintain your health and be able to walk the rest of the day!  NEVER skip stretching!  I hope you enjoy training for your 1/2 marathon!

1:2 Marathon Training ScheduleFor the Printable training plan click here.

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Train for a 1/2 Marathon with this great, Free printable 5k to 1/2 Marathon Training plan. www.creativesouthernhome.com  


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    What a great motivator! I love the chart and the yoga on the side. I know when I trained for my marathon that my off days with other workout activities were just as important and they really helped me run better like you said. I hope to run another one very soon!

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    Kerry C says

    What a great plan! I always wondered how a person trains to get to a half marathon. I will have to pass this along to a friend who is thinking about running a half.

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    This is quite a plan! It’s so awesome that you’re running the marathon, and sharing your training plan with everyone :) Thanks so much for sharing this at the Welcome Home Wednesday link part…we really hope to see you again this week!

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    Kallee, this is a great idea. My brother and nephew run all the time. They have won lots of races and my brother is actually in training right now for a 1/2 marathon. I will have to forward this on to him. Thank you so much for sharing and linking up with us over at the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!

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