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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Half Marathon Training

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 by Andrew Conkling

If your exercise routine seems unmanageable, check out this week's tip, shared by robyn.horn, on training for a half marathon:

Bob trains for a half marathon

Recently, I felt pretty overwhelmed looking at my datebook, trying to keep all of my training and cross-training straight for an upcoming half marathon — so I simplified. I created a list called "Training" and have used it to simplify and sort my workouts. By assigning high priority to runs, medium to strength training and lower priority to cross-training, I have a color-coded breakdown of what my week will look like. Using category tags like #tempo or #long allows me to easily identify what type of run I'll be doing, and using the Time Estimate feature to indicate how long each run should take me. I tag each type of cross-training (#climb, #yoga, etc.) so I can visually see how often I'm doing each so I can keep things mixed up and interesting. It's really helped me with keeping training straight and more manageable.

After you achieve your milestone, perhaps you'd continue this method for your marathon training also? :)

Thanks for sharing this tip, robyn.horn! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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