Training Recap: Navy Air Force Half Marathon, Week #1

I’m training to run my first half marathon this fall! I’ll be racing the Navy Air Force Half Marathon in September and recapping each week of training on the Tuesdays leading up to race day. Thanks for following along!

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Welp, this training recap is up a day later than I had planned, but here it is! Sunday marked the end of my first week of training for the Navy Air Force Half Marathon in September, and there are 11 weeks to go. It’s been a long time coming, and it’s great to be in “official” training mode!

I’ve been implementing a run/walk method the last two weeks in an effort to get in my miles without causing any shin or calf pain from running “too much too soon.” I hope to run all my miles again soon, but I’m just relieved to get through the first week with pain-free legs and three completed run/walks!

This week could have used a little dose of cross training, but I’ll work on it in week #2. I also need to remember to fill out my Believe Journal at the end of each day; my memory a week after the fact is no help.

While we’re on the topic of things to improve…I am so bad at tracking my run/walk miles with my Garmin. I’m so used to having it paused when I’m walking that I get halfway through my workout and realize I’ve been running or walking for ten minutes with a paused watch! Whoops. There is a run/walk setting on the Garmin, right?!

  • Monday (6/29): Rest
  • Tuesday (6/30): Core Work
  • Wednesday (7/1): 3.0 Run/Walk Miles (0.5 Mile Walk, 0.5 Mile Run, 0.5 Mile Walk, 0.5 Mile Run, 1.0 Mile Walk) + Myrtl + Strength Work
  • Thursday (7/2): Core Work
  • Friday (7/3): 3.0 Miles (0.5 Walk, 0.5 Run. 0.3 Walk, 0.7 Run, 0.3 Walk, 0.7 Run)
  • Saturday (7/4): Rest — spent the 4th of July holiday with my family!
  • Sunday (7/5): 4.0 Miles (~2.8 Running, ~1.2 Walking)

Also, the NAVAF Half shared a photo of the 2015 medals yesterday, and I’m so excited to get mine! Just 2.5 months to go… 😉

Get on my body.
Get on my body.

Have you ever tried a walk/run method? How was your week of training?

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8 thoughts on “Training Recap: Navy Air Force Half Marathon, Week #1”

  1. Awesome job with training! So excited for you to run your first half! 🙂 My week of training was ok… nothing stellar but I’m just getting back into the running swing of things so hopefully it will pick up soon! Happy hump day!

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  2. Awesome first week!! Keep up the great work
    I’m also terrible at resetting my Garmin….I either forget to hit the lap button, or hit the stop button or start pushing things and I don’t even know what it does!
    Those medals are pretty snazzy too!

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  3. That is a good plan to vary your workouts with run/walk until your calf/leg feels better. Based on your 10K, I think you are going to have a good training cycle / half. The medals are so cute this year, I knew they were running the shirt contest, but no idea it would also translate to medals. I wonder if the half medal has a spinner (where the plane twirls). I will be running the metric marathon that day instead.

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    1. Me either! One of my housemates was actually a design finalist, but it didn’t make the cut. How cool it would have been to help design the medal too! But the final design they chose is really cool. And Thanks so much — I’m really keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that this training goes well. That Metric Marathon looks like such a great distance!

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