May is a huge month for the city of Indianapolis. The Indy 500 is held each year at the end of the month, but the rest of the month is filled with activities and events for everyone. One of the largest events is the Indianapolis Mini Marathon, held at the beginning of the month.
"The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is the nation’s largest half-marathon. This 500 Festival tradition will commence May 2 and will mark the 39th running of the race. Within its 39-year history, many stories have emerged around the excitement. From United States Olympian marathon runners, the arrival of international runners, to the family traditions, the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon provides competition and camaraderie. The course for the Mini-Marathon begins near the intersection of Washington and West streets, heads west toward the Indianapolis Motor Speedway along Michigan Street and does a complete lap around the 2.5 mile track before heading back down New York Street to the finish line."
Last year, my husband, best friend, and I signed up and ran in the Indy Mini.
Nervous but excited
At our starting gate
May 2015 Indianapolis Mini Marathon
We are now 12 weeks away from our race date, and this week was week one of my training. I am hoping to better my time and endurance this year, so I have been trying to find the best schedule to get me there.
Here is my week one and week two training schedule:
Monday: Stretch and Strengthen
Tuesday: 3 mile run
Wednesday: 2 mile run or cross training
Thursday: 3 mile run and strength
Saturday: 30 minute cross training
Sunday: 4 mile run
I run on the treadmill right now, but when the weather is nice, I am outside. I am a much better road runner than treadmill. I am also using T25 to supplement my interval training
I am hoping to stick with this plan as much as possible so I can be completely ready on May 2nd.
Sign Up for the Indy Mini HERE