Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Uuuhhhhhhhh Half??

A half marathon this coming weekend. Right. The Fiesta Bowl 1/2 marathon is Sunday and I've been avoiding the reality, but my training really is going well compared to last year. In Jan., I ran the PF Chang 1/2 in 2:39, and had never run further than a 5K. This year, I've put in lots of miles, and I've had some long runs this past month and am getting faster.

But this was 3.93 (who stops at 3.93 without going at least 4?? I do, that's who. I was at my house and I always use the driveway as the finish chute. Crap. About 20 more strides... wimp.) Anyway, I'm going out Sunday to run the 13.1 as a training run. I really need to do my normal long run training plan of .9/.1 at about 10:00 and keep myself from getting injured. The itbs is feeling much better thanks to the foam roller and a knee strap.

Hope to meet up and run with a few bloggers, and my family will be at the 1/2 way mark and finish line to cheer. Let's see what a 1/2 is like after some training.


RunningLaur said...

Sounds like you're in a good place for the half! I can't believe it is already just a few days away.

mariag4221 said...

You'll be great! Love, your cheering section

Anonymous said...

Running a race as a training run is something I do often. I have a "big race" once a year and the other races I do for fun/training. It should be a good one!