The Thelma and Louise Half Marathon and Relay is fast approaching! I ran this race in 2015 and had an absolute blast. The race is creatively themed, in a gorgeous location, and makes for a kickass girls weekend. The only reason I didn’t run in 2016 was because I was very pregnant.
The half marathon is scheduled for June 3 this year, which means if you are planning to run it, you should sign up immediately (prices move up April 2!), and you should start focusing on your training.
I’ve put together a Thelma and Louise themed training plan for both the half marathon and the relay, which will have you crossing that finish line in 10 weeks. That means you need to start the plan on March 27! Of course, you can start it later, but I do not recommend less than 10 weeks for training unless you are a regular racer, currently in excellent distance running shape, or are historically injury free.
The 10-Week Marathon and Relay Training Plan includes:
- Separate run plans depending if you are running the half or the relay
- Three days a week of running (two interval days, one long run day)
- Two days a week of strength workouts
- Picture sheets of all strength workouts
- Access to the Thelma and Louise Marathon Training Facebook Group
This training plan is perfect for those at the beginning-intermediate level of running and who can comfortably run 3-4 miles at a time 3 days a week.
To receive your training plan, just click here, or on one of the images. Once I have your information, I will shoot you (pun intended) your plan and add you to the Facebook group!
The strength and core workouts are ideal for runners as many training plans just focus on the running mileage and not the full body. Doing some strength and core training will help prevent injuries, make you a more efficient runner, and keep your core stronger for longer (the core is typically the first thing to lose form during a distance race).
Of course, you can use this training plan for any half marathon, or 6.5 mile race, but you will have some serious Thelma and Louise movie quotes running through your head for the duration of your training.
If you have any questions or concerns about this training plan, the Thelma and Louise Half Marathon race itself, or a general running question, please do not hesitate to contact me either in the comments or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RQ: What is your favorite runner-related workout that is not a run?