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I did it...

Monday, June 24, 2013

I literally just signed up for my very first half marathon. I'm so excited and scared! I only have a month to train. I have already researched some training plans though I and I think I can do this. I think I will tame the competitive beast inside me for this and just focus on finishing and enjoying the run. I'm doing the Deseret News Half Marathon on 7/24/13 in SLC. We will be running down a canyon road and most the run is downhill. I had such a beautiful outdoor long run yesterday that I was inspired to move forward with my dream of running a half marathon. Do I ever dream of running a full marathon...I don't know at this point. I will have to see if I can live through a half marathon first. I have to say that I probably wouldn't even be doing this if I wasn't inspired by my friends here on Sparkpeople. I looked up two training plans and I think I can do this. The hardest part for me is allowing myself to rest. I don't even know how to rest. I have a fitbit and I walk about 20,000 + steps daily. I just can't stop myself from moving.
So far I have built myself up to run 8 miles. Yesterday I did that ran and I could have kept going. Part of that run was even a steep hill! The idea I get from training plans is that I need to build myself up to at least a 10 mile run and I should be able to do 13.1 miles. I really hope that's true! If anyone has any great advice for getting trained in a month, let me know. I am already a regular runner. I run usually anywhere from 10-16 miles a week, sometimes more. I think my body is in shape for this. I think I can, I think I can. I feel kind of excited that I just signed up for this, but I think I will start freaking out closer to race day. Ahh!
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    WOW! You are amazing and an inspiration! You will do great!!!!
    1217 days ago
    Your body is definitely in shape for this! If I were you, I'd do my next weekend's long runs like this:
    9, 11, 9 or 8, 6 on the weekend before the race. On a Wednesday?
    You are going to LOVE it!
    1217 days ago
    If you can run 8, you can run 13! For real. Good luck with your training! ENJOY the ride!
    1218 days ago
    I don't know how to help you set up a training program, but I DO know how to say

    WOW!!! Great job!!!

    Obviously, you can do this. So, please just accept my heartfelt admiration for your tenacity and hard work.

    1218 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    keep it up
    1218 days ago
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