Apr 112011

Back at the start of the winter I signed DH and I up for a half marathon in an effort to get us motivated to stay in shape over the winter. Well, here we are about 5 weeks out and I about died on a 3 mile run today. This so does not bode well. I have to get up to at least 10 miles before May 15. The plan looks like this:

Week 1 (this week): MWF: 3.0mi Long run 5.0mi
Week 2: MWF: 4.0mi, 4.0mi, 5mi, Long run: 7.0mi
Week 3: MWF: 6.0mi, 6.0mi, 7.0mi Long run: 9.0mi
Week 4: MWF: 6.0mi, 7mi, 8mi Long run: 10mi
Week 5 (taper..haha): 7.0mi, 7.0mi, 6.0mi, Race on Sunday.

Pretty ambitious me thinks….last half we ran we only got to 8mi in training and I had nothing left for the last 2 miles of the race. I finished running but just barely. So, i’m thinking that if we can get to 10mi prior to the race we should be good. I suppose if we get to 8 then we’re none worse off than when we did this last time (except the course this time is a bit more hilly).

Here’s to hoping my knees hold up!

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  2 Responses to “I must be crazy!”

  1. I haven’t run in 3 weeks because my knee started really bothering me. Figured better to back off and not blow it out. I’m going to hit the pavement this week for the first time to see how it feels. Good luck with your “crash course” training! If running it all seems too much, you can always run X minutes, walk X minutes (usually a 4:1 ratio from what I hear — I have friends who swear by it).

  2. you can do it… there’s no shame in walking a few miles!

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