Sorry for the delay in post. Both my husband I and I seemed to contract some sort of stomach bug and were completely useless on Sunday and part of yesterday.
I devised a training scheduled based on research I did regarding training for both a 5k and the half marathon.
Link to Schedule: C:\Users\murphyer\Desktop\Half Marathon Training Schedule.htm
While this is titled "Week 2" I have only completed Week 1 on the schedule. Since it was unbearably cold, I ran on an indoor track, which was awful! However, the weather and climate on my third day of running allowed me to run outside which I enjoyed much more!
The first couple days were a little rough, but by the time my third day came around, I wasn't getting as winded as easily. The only struggle I was having was shin splints! I felt that I could run in longer increments if it wasn't for the muscle pain. I did some research and besides stretching and post-running icing, I read that arch supports would help a lot and an investment in a good pair of running shoes. Since finances are a little tight with us right now, I think I will get a pair of arch supports until I run my first 5k and then invest in some running shoes.
If anyone else has some advice for preventing shin splints, I am all ears!
Since I was sick yesterday and am feeling much better today, I need to adjust my training schedule for the week and start running today.