14 miles is….done!

Yep, 14 miles! I finally broke past 13.1. I’ve never tried to, wasn’t sure I could. It’s definitely a confidence booster to accomplish a longer distance.

It all started when I said out loud I was hoping to run my first full marathon this year, in December. I’m a part of a great running club and Moms Run This Town so I have lots of training partners! Our normal group is training for the Patriot Half Marathon which is on Memorial Day. It’s a crazy, hilly course that goes all over our town. Training run for today was 8 miles for everyone else, 14 for me and one other girl, hopefully my future marathon training partner!

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I use this training plan for my half marathons, it’s a beginner plan. I never thought about changing it, didn’t think I needed to. It was brought up today that I should be running past 13.1 in training for a half now, that it might/should help with a PR. So, in a few weeks it’ll be 15, then I’ll taper down before the race. I’m doing research for a intermediate/advanced half training plan now.

I had to work today also, so my day started at 4:20AM to get these miles in…I’m having a hard time staying awake now.

I’ve been hungry all day today, just kinda snacking, and trying to be good about food choices. I’ve gotten lots of protein today. Need some carbs for dinner.

What half marathon training plans do you use? Do you run past 13.1 while training for a half?

Did you #EarnYourShower today? I did!

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5 comments to 14 miles is….done!

  1. Sarah, this is so great and inspiring….I wish I could get myself past my 5ks, I am not putting in the right effort. I am really into trail running though..What is the Nike gadget I see in your pic that you use?

    • howmyworldruns says:

      Thanks Lynda! I never thought I’d get here. Just increase it slowly. I’m sure there are 10k training programs you could do. That Nike gadget is my Nike + Sport Watch, it tracks my runs and I use it with my heart rate monitor on runs and at the gym, it does both. I really like it. :-)

  2. Congrats! I ran 5 last weekend and that was my farthest ever! And now I want to train for a half marathon. I’m going to check out the link you posted for a training plan because I need to come up with one! I want to run the Chicago Women Rock Half Marathon in September so I do have about 5 months to get ready.

    • howmyworldruns says:

      I love that plan and you can add more weeks to make it fit your needs. But definitely leave room for the taper at the end. Keep me posted!

  3. Alisha says:

    Girl!! So proud of you!!!! Looking forward to being back on my normal schedule REALLY soon!

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