Even though I just got back from the runDisney Princess Half Marathon weekend, it’s time to focus on another race. If you follow me on Instagram then you know I announced a little while ago that I will be running the Knoxville Half Marathon. The race is the first weekend in April and I am so excited!
I love following how other people train for races and I love reading about different training methods, so I hope to share updates every week leading up to the race. It also helps me stay accountable and is a great record to look back on right before a race.
I’m a native Tennessean, but have only been to Knoxville once. It’s a beautiful city and I will be spending the entire weekend with my sorority big sister, Lara. I can’t wait to see her and I can’t wait to run Knoxville.
Months ago I talked about my plan for fall marathon race training and I think this race fits into that so well. The course is super hilly and will be challenging, but I know training for this race will catapult me into spring/summer training in preparation for fall marathon season.
Per usual I will be using Hal Higdon’s training plan and modifying it to suit my needs. Over the next month I will be focusing on hill training and core strength. I will need to be super strong to have a successful race and power up all those hills. I want to continue to make an effort to rest when I need to even if my training plan doesn’t call for a rest day.
I may try to reintroduce my body to barre again. I felt stronger when I was doing it regularly, but now that I’ve gotten out of it it’s going to be painful. Barre will definitely whip my core into shape.
I can’t wait to check in with ya’ll and let you know how everything is coming along!
Today I am linking up with Amanda over at Running with Spoons for Thinking Out Loud.
How do you prepare for a hilly race?
Have you ever ran Knoxville?