This race is an early half marathon but a great challenge for those training for longer races. We have had lovely sunny weather for the past two years and hope that Mother Nature works with us to make our third year just as warm and accommodating.
There can’t be too many complaints about training outside with the wonderful winter and spring that we have had. The temperatures have been moderate and minimal snow to interfere with road training. In fact, one could bike in March this year.
Starting April 9 and for the next 5 weeks we will give you some workouts to get you ready for your 5K, 10K and half marathon
- Mon: Rest or walk
- Tues: 2.25 mi run
- Wednesday: rest
- Thurs: 1.5 mi run
- Friday: easy run/walk .75 mile
- Sat: 2.25 mi run
- Sun: 45-60 min walk + 4 min fast jog
- Mon: 35 min walk + stairs
- Tues: 3 mi run
- Wednesday: Lift
- Thurs: 2 mi run + strength training
- Friday: rest
- Sat: 50 min cross train
- Sun: 4 mi run
Half Marathon Training
- Monday – Strength training and walk
- Tuesday – 4.5 Mile run
- Wednesday – 3 mile run or jump rope
- Thursday – 4.5 mile run plus strength training
- Friday – Rest day
- Saturday – 50 minute cross training (biking, rowing, elliptical, swimming, etc)
- Sunday – 6 mile run @ race pace
Drink water, water, and more water
Workout Challenge for Everyone
It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t provide some suggestions for cross training.
- Attempt as many of these hills in Lodi as you can in 1 day or all of them for the week – MCauley Hill, Pleasant Street, Chestnut Street, Golf Course Hill Road, Hill Street
The Lodi Enterprise proudly salutes Activate Lodi and the Lodi Optimist Club for hosting the Lodi Mother’s Day Run. This event promotes the importance of health and fitness, as it highlights the Lodi community and all it has to offer.
For the second year the Enterprise has supported the Lodi Mother’s Day Run and we know that it will grow each year as area runners and walkers spread the word of this fun and challenging event. We wish all 2012 participants a great race!
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The Lodi Optimist’s Mother’s Day Run is on May 12th, 2012 and those of you planning to run the 5K or 10K should plan on getting started while those who are taking on the challenge of the Half Marathon should have a solid base of running days behind them.
In the next week weeks, we will be posting weekly training schedules provided by Diana Karls, ultra marathoner, Ironman Finisher, and Fitness Bootcamp leader, to help folks along with their individual preparations. Continue reading
The Lodi Mother’s Day Run (LMDR) committee is lookng forward to another great event with a new day. This years race will be on Saturday, May 12, 2012.
New for 2012: We have added a 10k run and later start times for the 5 & the new 10k. Also, the kids events ( one mile and 1/2 mile race) will be FREE and include youth T’s and finisher medals.
We held a logo contest this year, open to the public to get a new logo. We feel the selected logo, designed by Jim Salzman of Dane, WI, accurately reflects the nature of the run. Rural in nature, hilly, farmland, and fun.
See you on May 12, 2012.