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!