About that New Years resolution? Well things have changed which means that I am going easy this month. I tend to try and do as little work as possible to get something done. I'm just not naturally high-energy although I have improved since the juice feast.
This month I am going to train for my half marathon. This basically means I am going to post my schedule and stick with it!
My mother-in-law called me up yesterday and asked if I was interested in running a half with them in April. I froze. I know I can do hard things, I have proved it before in the past with juice feasting and my 10k but we were talking about going from 2 miles (which is what I can run now) to 13.1 miles by April 28th! Visions of crapping in my pants while running and sweaty, messy me popped into my mind. I knew I could train for a half but I didn't know if I could train for a half on such a strict schedule.
So naturally I said, Sign me up! I think that night's dinner of potato tacos had seriously messed me up somehow. I mean, what was I thinking?! A half?!
Then I got pumped. I can totally do this! Yes, it will be hard and there will be many days where I want to just quit. Then there will be days where I actually shiz my pants from running and my sides will feel like they are splitting open as if I have a baby alien inside of me waiting to punch through my thoracic cavity.
But in the end, my motto will be:
And it's true. I have done plenty of hard things in my life so why not this? Why couldn't I do this?
So here is a training schedule I found online
|Week||Mon||Tues||Wed||Thurs||Friday||Sat||Sun||Total Miles Run|
|1||2 miles||Rest||2.5 miles||Rest||3 miles||2 easy miles||Rest||9.5 miles|
|2||2 miles||Rest||3 miles||CT or Rest||4 miles||2.5 easy miles||Rest||11.5 miles|
|3||2.5 miles||2 miles||3 miles||CT or Rest||5 miles||2 easy miles||Rest||14.5 miles|
|4||3 miles||Rest||4 miles||CT or Rest||6 miles||3 easy miles||Rest||16 miles|
|5||3 miles||3 miles||3 miles||CT or Rest||7 miles||3 easy miles||Rest||19 miles|
|6||4 miles||3 miles||4 miles||CT or Rest||8 miles||3 easy miles||Rest||22 miles|
|7||4 miles||Rest||4 miles||CT or Rest||9 miles||3 easy miles||Rest||20 miles|
|8||4 miles||3 miles||3 miles||CT or Rest||10 miles||3 easy miles||Rest||23 miles|
|9||5 miles||3 miles||4 miles||CT or Rest||11 miles||Rest||Rest||23 miles|
|10||4 miles||Rest||3 miles||CT or Rest||12 miles||3 easy miles||3 easy miles||25 miles|
|11||4 miles||Rest||3 miles||CT or Rest||5 miles||2.5 easy miles||Rest||14.5 miles|
|12||2 miles||20 minutes||Rest||20 minutes||Race Day! 13.1 miles||Rest||Rest||15.1 miles + 40 minutes|
So there you have it. My life for the next 12 weeks. I'm excited to get back to running which is really what this blog is about (among other things).