Wild Workout Wednesday: Training for Indy Women’s Half

Hey there!  It’s Wild Workout Wednesday and I’m linking up with my friend Sarah at Creating Better Tomorrow, Annmarie at The Fit Foodie Mama, Michelle at Fruition Fitness and Angelena Marie at Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy and Balanced.

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Training Season.  The word season actually implies that there is a beginning and end to it, but we all know that isn’t true!  Sure, the races come and go but training never ends.  Our next two big races are close enough together that I created the CRG24 (Crazy Runner Girl 24 week) plan to help us stay on top of our training and be properly prepared for both races without, hopefully, getting burnt out before the second race!

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We’re in the middle of Week 14 and my BRF’s {best running friends} still like me … they even did speed drills without me yesterday morning because my legs were still shot from two separate runs on Monday.  They think I’m crazy because I love speed drills.  But how can you not love something that works so well … Every Single Time?!

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Bonus: like most half marathon training plans, CRG24 calls for 2 days of weights and/or cross training.  Check out Sarah’s Squats, Squats and More Squats 30 minute circuit {here} and Annmarie’s DVRT: No Crunch Ways to Work Your Core  {here}!

Also, I love this Game Day workout from Angelena Marie!  It’s even in Colts blue! {Okay, she’s a Lions fan, but I’ll try not to hold that against her!} 🙂

Football Sunday game time workout

Training for the Indy Women’s Half Marathon or 5K on September 19 is in its final weeks, with long runs of 8 miles, 10 miles and 8 miles left before race day.  After knocking out 12 miles last week, these last three weeks should be easy!  {Read our 2014 Race Recap here!}

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As a “special agent” for the Indy Women’s Half I have the privilege of sharing all the latest race news and updates with you as they become available … and sometimes even before they are posted on the IWH website! 🙂 {More about that “special agent” title here!}

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Register HERE to join the Java & Sole girls on September 19 for Indy’s premier women-only event!  Already registered?  Awesome – you can start tagging #IndyWomensHalf in your training, and eventually your race day, photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  You never know when Xfinity may launch a photo contest {hint, hint!} 

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Double Bonus: XFinity is back this year as the official Post-Race Photo Stage Sponsor … which means FREE Downloadable Photos for all 5K and Half Marathon Participants!  Thanks XFinity!

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No time to train but want to hang out downtown and enjoy the festivities?  Do you have friends or family coming as spectators who want a front row seat to your race? Are you looking for a fun new way to log those community service hours for work or school?


You can sign up to VOLUNTEER here There are a few weekday volunteer spots left for the week leading up to the race; and several spots still open for Expo/Packet Pick Up Friday night as well as those “front row seats” assisting with water and aid stations along the course!

The Java & Sole girls and I were in charge of the water station just past the finish line of the 2015 Indianapolis Mini Marathon – it was my first as a race day volunteer and it was such a fantastic experience!  You can read more about it here 🙂

2 thoughts on “Wild Workout Wednesday: Training for Indy Women’s Half

  1. I am a fan of speed drills too- nothing like the feeling of really working for it!!! Thanks so much for linking up! 🙂

    1. Java & Sole says:

      Thank you Annmarie – it’s crazy to think that I am going through speed drill withdrawals after missing them last week. I am almost giddy for dark thirty tomorrow 🙂

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