10-Miler/Half Marathon Training Schedule

I have been on a roll lately with the training for my upcoming 10-miler and half marathon. So, I thought I would share what my training schedule looks like! If you’re interested take a look, print out the calendars, and let’s run together!

Disclaimer: I am not a professional trainer, athlete, etc. I am just sharing this so if you want to participate you can. Before starting any sort of training you should consult a medical professional.Β Also, this plan is for a runner who has already been through a 5K-10K program, like “Couch to 5K” and works out pretty regularly.Β 

When I decided I wanted to run a half marathon I researched the hell out it – when is there a marathon nearby, what should I eat, what should I wear, and how should I train. There was no way I could just go out and run 13 miles!

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From there, I put together a schedule that would work for me.

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I knew that running more than 3 times a week wouldn’t really work with all the other things I have going on. So, I took a few different schedules I found online and meld them together to work for me. The Runner’s World – How to Train for a Half Marathon by Running Just 3 Times a Week was my biggest influence.

Here is my final schedule. I shifted the days in case you wanted to join in – the plan starts next Monday!

For a closer look and to print the calendars click this link:

My Beautiful Ideal 10-miler and Half Marathon Training Schedule 2019

I color coded the calendar to make everything easier:

  • Yellow = Rest Day – this one is easy…just take a rest πŸ™‚
  • Blue = Run Day – run the number of miles designated for that day.
  • Orange = Cross Training Day – its good to do other types of workouts to strengthen your body to prepare for the races. I plan to do strength training and yoga on those days.
  • Green = Race Day – you trained for it and now its here! Run, baby, run!

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As with any schedule, there is always room to move things around. For instance, if I can’t run on Saturday I will move it to Sunday…or flip flop a rest day with a running day. My plan is to just run 3 days a week no matter what and get all the mileage in that I need to.

All of this seems really daunting right now, but I am already 2 weeks in and I am making it work. I just keep reminding myself that I can do it! And I can’t wait to say that I have actually run a half marathon…another thing checked off the bucket list!

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4 thoughts on “10-Miler/Half Marathon Training Schedule

  1. These are some surefire tips to cross that finish line with confidence. I personally liked the way you prepared your calender. That’s really interesting and helps one in preparing a detailed plan. Thanks a lot for sharing this informative post.

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