Thursday, September 06, 2012

TOT Training Week 23

I am now seeing why the number of weeks for training should be appropriate to the distance one is training for. Not a big deal, since I would be running regardless, but I have noticed my desire to complete my long runs has dwindled. Some of that could be due to weather. We seem to either have extreme heat and humidity or dangerous storms. The days are getting shorter which mean that I have less time in the evenings to run after I finish shuffling kids around to their school related activities. 

A little over a week ago, I became a little disheartened when I discovered that there won't be any public viewing areas. This means that unless my family purchases tickets ($42-$52) for the after party, they cannot see me run at any time during the race. My parents were planning on coming down from Georgia, but with that news they cancelled. So, it looks like I'm on my own. The good news is that I got a really good deal on the hotel and it includes a round of Disney Mini Golf for me and my family. We're just going to make the best of it.

Onto my training update. I wish I could post that I've improved my time by x amount of minutes, but the truth is, I haven't even paid attention to times. I'm so focused on getting to the 10 mile mark that everything else isn't even part of the picture. The weekend before last I made it up to just over 8 miles. I've started alternating weekends for long runs. K1 started her Cross Country season training and I have been running more with her, but at shorter distances. Somewhere along the way, my short runs have now become 3.1 miles when it used to be 1 to 1.5 miles.

Now for the big news....drum roll, please! I signed up for my first half-marathon. Yep! I even convinced my hubby to join me. It's in February, so the weather should be great. I figured now is the time since I'll have completed the 10 mile race. It's only 3 more miles so it shouldn't be a big deal. At least, that is what I'm telling myself now.

22 more days until the Twilight Zone 
Tower of Terror 10-miler!

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