GUYS! I had a little moment last night I when I walked past a calendar and realized I only had 7 weeks until my first half marathon!
Where has the time gone?
And what the heck have I been doing with myself?
(if you guessed reading, and not running, you are correct!)
So I quickly sat down this morning and came up with a training schedule. I have not been good at running lately. I’m starting off somewhere in the middle. It’s not entirely beginner, but it’s not expert level either. It’s a good place to start.
There are two things things I’m really excited about with this schedule:
I’m really excited to really add some cross training this time around. In the past I have been so bad at cross training and I usually just end up running extra miles those days. I’m beginning to realize that isn’t always the smartest choice. But this time I really am going to try to do it and not cheat. One reason I’ve been slacking on running lately is lack of time for it – so I’ve already picked out a good cross training workout that is only 20 minutes. If I don’t have time for that, I’m just too busy and I need to rethink my daily schedule.
Speed and Hills
Intervals and hill training. I do a lot of running on my treadmill, especially during the school year and during the winter. I never mix it up either. I almost always run at the same speed at the same level every time I run. I think if I’m going to get better at running and feel better with my next half marathon, I really need to mix things up. I’m looking forward to Fridays!
I feel SO much better now that I got this done and on paper. I feel so much better with a plan!
7 week is not that far away – but I think I’ve got this!
I can’t wait for my first half marathon of the year!