September Fitness Challenge: Half Marathon Walk

Need to keep my fitbit charged for this month's challenge!

Need to keep my fitbit charged for this month’s challenge!

Due to a lot of travel and general running around this month, I decided on something completely different for my monthly fitness challenge – walking a half marathon.

That’s 13.1 miles baby! I’m using September’s 4+ weeks to extend my bipedal travels.

Given all that’s going on this month, walking was the perfect choice. Walking relaxes me. I simply download some awesome podcasts or a great audio book on my iPhone, strap on my walking shoes and head out. For some reason, when I walk the spoken word, rather than music, keeps me going for hours. Who ends a walk mid-chapter?

So What’s My Plan?
I found a nifty little site with a 14-week training program to walk a half marathon. I’m making some modifications to account for my nutty schedule. Before my trip to Texas, I walked between 4-6 miles a day, occasionally getting up to 8 miles. So a month doubling that distance is very doable.

Dot2Trot’s Half Marathon Challenge
Week 1
September 1 – 4 miles (COMPLETE)
September 2 – Cross training (40 min)
September 3 – 4 miles
September 4 – Rest Day
September 5 – 6 miles
September 6 – EZ walk

Week 2
September 7 – Rest Day
September 8 – 4 miles
September 9 – Cross training (40 min)
September 10 – 4 miles
September 11 – Rest Day
September 12 – 11 miles
September 13 – EZ walk

Week 3
September 14 – Rest Day
September 15 – 4 miles
September 16 – 4 miles
September 17 – Travel Day
September 18 – Travel Day
September 19 – 8 miles
September 20 – Cross training (50 min)

Week 4
September 21 – Rest Day
September 22 – 4 miles
September 23 – Cross training (50 min)
September 24 – 4 miles
September 25 – Travel day
September 26 – 13.1 miles!
September 27 –Travel day

Week 4.5
September 28 – 2 miles
September 29 – 2 miles
September 30 – Rest day

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