Friday, July 09, 2010
Training for my first half marathon
I officially became a road runner today. I live off about a mile long dirt road, and off of that mile+ long small side road. Not a lot of traffic. You could say I live in the boonies. :) So my normal run and the farthest Iíve ever run is to the end of that side road and back Ė 2 miles out and 2 miles back in. Today my training schedule called for 5 miles. To make my 5 mile goal I had to venture out onto the main road. Itís not a crazy buys road, but it gets decent traffic for the boonies and their are no sidewalks or bike lanes. When the pavement stops on either side itís bushes and trees.
I donít know if Road Runner is a term runners even use (I still consider myself a wanna be runner) Ė Thatís just what came to mind when I was running this morning. Itís silly, but as soon as I took to the real road and started running Ė I felt like a hard core runner :)