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Thursday, February 20, 2014

As I'm training for my half-marathon which is on April 19, I plan to use "blogging" to keep track of my training - feel free to read along through my training (but, fair warning, it might be kind of boring...)

I ran my first half-marathon last spring. It was a very challenging trail course - but I did it! This spring I was looking forward to traveling to Idaho to run in the Race to Robie Creek trail run hm, but since it's the Saturday before Easter, I had to sadly pass on it this year (no way I can miss being home on Easter with 3 young kids!) So, I've found a closer hm on that same date which is also a trail run. (But, I've already got Robie Creek 2015 on my calendar for next year.)

I am currently in week 4 of Hal Hidgon's training program. Yesterday was supposed to be a 4 mile run, but since I couldn't get in an outdoor run, I compromised with 35 minutes on the elliptical. Today, I did get in my 4 mile run in 38:53 (9:43 pace). Not a great time, but I ran the horse trails around my neighborhood and the terrain is quite varied - and slow going through the sandy parts. (I'm sure the sandy parts are nice for the horses, but not real easy for keeping up a quick pace).

Tomorrow is a rest day, then Saturday will be my longest run of the week - 7 miles.

Feel free to join me in my training - the more the merrier (and motivating, too).

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  • LILY_SPARK
    We used to call that 'cross country' running. I think now they call it trail running and it's much harder! Great going!
    2235 days ago
  • SIERRAGOLD
    I'll be joining you! I don't run any longer, but I'm familiar with the aches and pains of it.
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    Running on sand and trails is good for you. You don't need to make good time, because you're getting such great benefit in other ways. When I used to run, I found I did much better on any natural ground, rather than concrete.

    So I look forward to reading about your journey!
    (April 19th is my birthday too)

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    I just wrote my first blog this week, and I think it's my missing link to keep me motivated and accountable. I felt so great after writing and all the support really warms my heart!

    Barbara
    2235 days ago
  • TWINZMOM7
    Way to go Vicki!! Is this a road race or another trail half?

    2235 days ago
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