Solid run last night....Half Marathon Redemption Season begins!
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Still back on track...about two weeks in. I've been tracking everything, and staying in my range, and ramping up the running. All good. FINALLY saw some weight loss this morning...down a pound! Woo!
Last night I did my regular 4.7 mile loop with the big giant hill. I haven't been able to run the whole thing without walking since the spring when it was cooler. Last night, I ran ALMOST the entire thing, stopping to walk up the big hill twice, but only for a 1 minute at a time. But, it was still my fastest loop in months. Progress, progress.
Looking forward to my upcoming half marathons, Freedom's Run and Philly Half Marathon. I did both last year as part of my training for the Marine Corps Marathon and I had horrible times on both of them. Freedom's is VERY difficult with huge hills and Philly was only 3 weeks after the MCM and my legs were still shot. I'm calling this fall "Redemption Season" so I can beat my previous times on those races.
I'm not training nearly as hardcore as I was last year, but I'm ok with that. I got so frustrated with myself last year that my HMs were all so much slower than my first one (2:08). But, now I'm running them for the exercise and comraderie with my running buddy, KATEINMD, (well, and the shirt and medal!) than for anything else. If I'm anywhere under 2:30, I'm cool with that.