NYC Half Marathon Training Plan!

On March 20th I will be running the NYC Half Marathon for a second time!


I finished last year in 1:56:27. After that I had a running injury in my ankle that changed my outlook and also slowed me down. Therefore, I am not looking to PR this race, however I want to almost see it as a “new PR” for the “new me.”

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I am using Hal Higdon’s Novice 2 Half Marathon Training Plan. Hal Higdon has you run 4 days a week, however I like two weekday runs and one long run on Saturday. It works for my body!

In my last post I mentioned how I had some groin/hip adductor pain. I realized that I have been lacking in some good PT/Core work and that is why I am feeling pain in that area. I also have noticed my legs going in and I am not running hip distance apart which is probably from some under-active muscle use. I am planning to work on some of those classic PT moves: clam shells, bridges with a band, band walks, etc. I’ve already done them twice and I already feel better in that area!

I also need to be better about stretching and foam rolling. I can sometimes glaze over that way too quickly. #justbeinghonest

So that is my plan! It shouldn’t be too bad, hopefully this weather stays warm and the snow stays away. I also always tweak as I go based on the weather. This week I ran Monday instead of today because I knew it was going to be gross out. You have to be flexible and make it work!

That is my plan! Stay tuned for my training updates!

Who is running the NYC Half?

Anyone training for a Marathon/Half Marathon?


5 thoughts on “NYC Half Marathon Training Plan!

  1. I didn’t get into the half, so instead I signed up for a local race that same weekend. Last weekend it snowed for this half, so I hope that’s not the case.
    Interesting to see your training plan. I’m just getting started so my plan isn’t confirmed and I’m actually a bit nervous about it being so soon. Fingers crossed it all works out (and there’s no snow)!

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