A month ago I entered myself into the Sydney Half Marathon which is on 17th May. 5 weeks away. Waaaa.
I designed a 6 week training plan as it was approx 6 weeks from my arrival in Sydney to the half marathon. I have never done a half marathon and with previous races I have never used a training plan. When I did some research there were SO many training plans online, and I found it overwhelming. So I came up with my own! The reason behind having a training plan was to make sure I was building up my running distance. I do not usually do particularly long runs- typically I will run for 45mins. 21 km is not something I am super keen on! Also the second reason I wanted to have a plan, was to make sure I was not running too much. I have done this in the past, and developed bad shin splints or bursitis of my hip joints.