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.

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    Woohoo!! emoticon
    2226 days ago
    You'll do it!
    2227 days ago
    Good for you for being consistent, taking it slow and steady, and setting goals and meeting or beating them! It makes me want to train for a 1/2 marathon! I'm not sure I'm ready for that though, I've only been doing this for just under two weeks.

    Keep up the GREAT work! It took just over two weeks (16 days including weekends) for my fitbit to show up. Hopefully yours will be here soon!
    2227 days ago
    Great job! I would love to be able to do a half marathon, I'm trying to work up to doing the couch to 5k training now. Keep up the good work!!
    2228 days ago
  • CARRIE1948
    You'll succeed ;cause you're so focused
    2228 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    keep a postive atitude and goal. it will help. emoticon
    2228 days ago
    Great job! I hope you love it. I love walking. I wish I could do it every day, but it gets so dark early in the Winder time. I walk outside:)

    Keep up the great work!

    2228 days ago
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