8 week 1/2 marathon training program – week 2

This is my running schedule for week 2 of my 1/2 marathon training. My legs are starting to come back to me a little bit and I was surprised at how good that 8 mile run felt. Plus I had my “magic pants” and the weather was soooooooo nice and sunny! It’s amazing how good it feels to only have to wear 1 shirt when you are used to wring several!

Here is the schedule:

Tuesday: 40 minute easy recovery jog

Thursday: 3 1 mile repeats. Remember that number from last weeks training? The “x” number? That’s our goal pace for this run. Try to hold that pace for 1 mile, then jog for about 800 meters, then repeat 2 more times.

Saturday: 8 miles at x + [45 seconds to 1:45]

And my favorite piece of running equipment this week was definitely my magic pants.



3 thoughts on “8 week 1/2 marathon training program – week 2

  1. More scoop on the running pants, please. Why do you like them? Where can you find them? I live in Alaska where the weather changes in the summer (when I can finally run outside). These look great.
    Greetings from north of the Arctic Circle.

    • Compression tights are SUPER tight and they don’t let your muscles bounce. Bouncing muscles (especially in the quads, hamstrings and glutes) fatigues the legs and causes extra muscle soreness. I got these from backcountry.com. I hope you like them!

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