Am I really going to do this?
Am I really going to try and run a half-marathon in less than 8 weeks?
Why, “Yes!” Yes, I am!
My friend Amy sent me a text last weekend asking if I wanted to do a half marathon with her. My first response was, “Sure!”
Then reality set in.
Really? A half marathon? Oh-My-Lord! Am I ready for this? I just ran my first 10k since early college on Thanksgiving. Could I possibly double that in a few short months?
I decided to ask my trusty source – Facebook. I got an overwhelming response of “YES!”
So, I’m going to do it. I’m scared. I’m not sure if I will regret it later but, I’m going to do it.
We decided to do the ING half-marathon in Atlanta on March 18.
I have two goals in running this half-marathon.
First, I want to finish. Lord, please just let me finish and NOT be last.
My second goal is to run more of it than I walk. I know right now I could go out and walk a half-marathon. I am a big walker. Now, running a half-marathon, that’s a different story. So, I want to run more than I walk. Sounds reasonable to me.
I went looking on the internet for a reasonable training schedule because if I am really going to do this, I need a plan. I found one on Runner’s World and downloaded it. Then, I adapted it to make it fit my time frame and how I am used to working out. Here is what I came up with:
I am a bit nervous about only running up to 10 miles before but then I think, “If I am running 10 dang miles beforehand, I am doing pretty good!”
If you are thinking of doing a half-marathon and would like to adapt my plan to fit you, here it is for you:
Have you done a half-marathon before? If so, what training plan did you use? Wish me luck. Here goes nothing!