So I got the itch…I am signed up to do the half marathon at the DC Wonder Woman Run in Gurnee, IL on June 9th. I’ll be tackling my 5th half marathon and am looking forward to racing through Six Flags, trying to beat my PR!
I am also thrilled to be selected as an ambassador for the race. The race series has 5k, 10k and half marathon options in cities across the US, along with allll the Wonder Woman swag, post-race party, live music- the works!
In preparation for the big day, I am sharing my half marathon training plan. There isn’t anything too technical about it, I just aim to get long runs in on the weekend (see below), and a variety of workouts during the week. Mainly, just looking to get whatever I can with my 4 year old and 10 month old! (FYI- I started training two weeks ago.)
Week 1: 3 miles
Week 2: 4 miles
Week 3: 5 miles
Week 4: 6 miles
Week 5: 7 miles
Week 6: 9 miles
Week 7: 10 miles
Week 8: 8 miles
Week 9: 11 miles
Week 10: 9 miles
Week 11: 6 miles
Week 12: Race —> 13.1 miles!
I take 1 day off to rest, and the other days I am doing some sort of workout, 30-45 minutes in length: stroller run (usually 5k), or a Peloton class like spin bootcamp, or strength.
And now for the fun part: Want to win a free race entry?
Enter below to win a free race entry to the Wonder Woman Race (any distance, any city)! Winner will be chosen in 1 week at random.
If you already signed up for the race and win the giveaway, no refunds will be given– you may give your free entry to a friend or family member.
PS- if you aren’t the lucky winner, you can use code WWValerie for 10% off. And be sure to follow me on Instagram, where I’ll be posting my daily workouts (hold me accountable!)