Week 4 - Half Marathon Training
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Another week done! NO days missed! I'm feeling awesome about it!
Today's assignment: 5 miles easy. I've done many 5ks on my treadmill and 2 in official events so knew that 3.1 wouldn't be bad but was curious how I'd be able to handle the last 1.9 miles. Not knowing if I'd slow down towards the end I set the goal to do it in 1:45:00. I was actually able to finish it in 1:36:34. 8:26 minutes faster than planned!
Quite a long time, I know, but right now my goal is slow and steady and completing. After the first 12 weeks of training then I'm going to work on increasing my speed.
Next Saturday's assignment is 6 miles. I'm setting the goal now of 1:56:34. Hopefully I'll get it done faster. As I work on these longer distances I'll need to figure out hydration and food for energy. If anyone has experience with this I'd love to hear.