Sunday, March 6, 2016

That time I started training

I've been running- really! Not frequently, and not for very long, but consistently. So I thought it would be a good idea to hop into half marathon training. The Alexandria half is 12 weeks away. It's s flatish, fast race and I'm hoping to PR. Totally unrealistic? Maybe, but I'm aiming high.

Hal higdon's advanced half plan starts tomorrow. There are 2 challenges to following it: 1) running frequency and 2) long runs. I've been running 4-5x a week but some runs have been quite short because they were done when D was on a timer for being amused by something. That's related to the second challenge, the long run. The advanced plan has runs starting at 90 minutes long! D has never done longer than 60ish minutes in the stroller, understandably, so it'll be interesting to strategize how to make those runs work.

I'm excited and hopeful but also trying to be realistic and flexible. If nothing else, I should get to the end of May ready to run 13.1 miles, whether they're a PR or not.

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