Zooma Training Plan

by Heidi on April 21, 2014

Now that the Cherry Blossom Race is donezo, and the madness of my 31st birthday is done I’m finally in the troughs of Zooma Training for the Zooma Half.

Goals: Sub 2:15:00 – I know this is doable. My PR is about 2:16:00 so I’m not shooting for a lot of time off my best, but I am running slower so I really need to focus on speed here.

Now, I’m starting a little late but I’ve been active lately, between the 21 Day Fix and the almost nightly walk/runs that I’ve been taking when I can, I feel in okay shape.

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Last week I was good for ~13 miles – I ran 3 on Wednesday, we walk/ran 2.5 on Friday and I finished 6.25 on Saturday then we walked another 2.5 on Sunday.

The six felt okay – was definitely slower, my achilles felt a bit tight when I first started so I tried to focus more on my form. It was nice though, Adam and Ethan met me at Grumps in Annapolis and had my hearty post-run breakfast waiting.

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This week’s workouts…

Monday – 3 mile run with Fleet Feet in honor of the Boston Marathon
Tuesday – back to Pure Barre (Yay!)
Wednesday – rest day – i’m hosting a MNI so it’ll be a good day to relax
Thursday – Run 3 (tempo run – hubs and i both need to work on speed so this’ll be a good run)
Friday – walk/crosstrain
Saturday – run 7

How’d I come up with this plan? Well, it’s modified, but I saw Presley post a low-mileage ~8 week half plan so I used that as my base (mainly long runs). I generally work better with the 3 days of running each week, so I liked that aspect. I have seven weeks between now and Zooma so I used that as a guide and then modified to my own patterns/life. Also, Katy posted a while ago about how she got her PR’s and I loved her points and how she focused more on form, running better and sticking to her training so I’m not trying to go balls to the wall. I want to train smarter not necessarily harder because ain’t nobody got time for that.

I want to get back to smart training.  I have some lofty race goals later this year and want to make sure I’m accomplishing them and not copping out which is easy to do when you have a lot of life going on.

As a reminder, you can get 10% off your Zooma Annapolis registration with code ANNAMB3. Also, Charm City Run in Annapolis will be hosting a 10 mile run on May 17th. Join myself and other ambassadors there for a fun morning run! 

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