Officially started my training today for my next half; I am running the Rock n Roll Half in Philadelphia in September and I am pretty excited to be going back home to run a race. I have promises from friends in the area to be my Wine Girls, waiting for me at the finish line with a bottle, some glasses, cheers, and smiles.
I am doing an official Half training program with a goal of finishing upright. I have no spectacular goals for this half except to do better than my last half. Considering that half was at Disney World with a lot of distractions, this should not be too difficult.
I will train, running three times per week and two days of some sort of strength and/or cross training. I may add a sixth day if I am not improving in either strength or pace; I want to start off with something I know I will do and add to it if needed. For me that is better than over committing and falling short of my goal.
I have to tell you I am pretty excited about this next half; I will be home and have familiar folks around to support me, it will be a true race for me as I will be trying to do better than my first time, and it will be a challenge. Disney was certainly a challenge and an accomplishment, but with all of the distractions I did not have a great finish time.
My first training run was this morning and although it was not spectacular; the first one is the hardest and it is done. 🙂 I am looking forward to an eventful local race season and some good training runs this summer! I could have never imagined saying those words a year ago.
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So proud of you! Love you so much xoxo
Thanks Jen! Back at you. You are an amazing mom and wife and sister and niece and so on. Love you and miss you xoxo
You are doing all the fun races! Congrats on getting back in the saddle – I know you’ll do great and it’s inspiring to hear from another ‘halfie’. I’m training for my first full but I’ve only done one half so far and plan on filling the in-between with a few more. Keep up the good work and I look forward to hearing about your race report.
Congrats on training for the full! I am still not convinced I will do a full some day. Maybe after my second half :).