I consider running my first fitness love. That’s really what got me into “healthy living” several years ago. I started running a little bit at a time and then jumped into training for a marathon. Not the best idea I’ve ever had, but I learned a lot. Right after I DNF’d the Disney Marathon, I jumped right into training for the GO! STL Half Marathon just 2 weeks after that ugly DNF experience. I didn’t really feel prepared and practically crawled across the finish line in 3:23:48. It was a few minute PR from the Half Marathon Split from Disney, but I know that I know I can do better. In training for both The Disney Marathon and the GO! Half marathon I just put in the miles. Which will (in theory) get you to the finish line. This year I am going to run the GO! Half Marathon again, but I plan on setting a huge PR. Since last year I have learned so much more about training, started CrossFit, and lost about 25lbs. Those factors along with using a CrossFit Endurance Training plan will help me reach my goal.
My plan is to keep going to my regular 5am CrossFit, but adding in specific running intervals 3x a week. I found a plan here – but wanted to make it a little prettier, so I made my own excel spreadsheet.
I’m super excited to see how using a specific training plan, along with speed and strength training, will help me improve my Half Marathon time.
This year I am again partnering with The Crossing and Team Living Water to run this race to raise awareness and funds for those who don’t have access to clean drinking water. Take a look at this quick video:
We endure, so they don’t have to.
My goal is to raise $500 towards this cause. If you have a few extra dollars to spare, please consider donating now.
Have you ever used a CrossFit Endurance Training plan?