Thursday, October 11, 2012

Half Marathon Training

Now that the 10-miler is complete and I have taken a week off, it's time to start training for my first half-marathon. I signed up before I completed the 10-miler only because I was able to score registration for $1. No kidding! How could I not? The hubby also signed up, but his registration was $10. Even so, $11 for 2 people to run a half-marathon is incredible. On February 2nd, 2013, we will be running our first half-marathon in the Best Damn Race. Seriously, that's the name of it. We will see if it lives up to its name.
Even though I just completed the 10 mile race, the hubby has not, so I'm going to start over with the training. Wonder if he will survive? He bailed on the 10 mile training, but now that he has committed to a race perhaps he will see it through. This time, I have stuck to the more traditional training plan. I used baby steps to work my way up with the 10-miler, but I had a lot more time to train. 
After finishing this, I discovered that K2 was moving up to the next level in gymnastics and would be going two days a week. Too much planned for Tuesdays and Thursdays, so we will be doing Monday and Wednesday instead. I left the long runs for the weekend (not enough time during the week) and also kept it open for Saturday or Sunday. Some weekends the busier day is Saturday and sometimes it's Sunday. The best part of all this is the timing. The weather should start cooling down soon. No, not yet...we are in Florida, but soon and it's should be perfect for the long runs in January. 

So far, we've completed our two weekday runs for week 1. Time to kick this training into gear! 
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