Training for a Half-Marathon
Am I nuts?
Yes, I am.
But I am up for the challenge and really want to see if I can tackle a full Marathon in 2012 so this is the first step.
A friend kinda talked me into it and then I got a few of my neighbors on board and TB too (well almost)
The training plan I got actually looks pretty reasonable, but I still cringe at thinking about running 8 miles let alone 13.
So this week was week 1. Actually week 4 on the plan, but the plan is stair-step from nothing to a 5K, to 10K, to a half.
This week was
Tues- Speed Interval Running
Wed- Strength Training
Thur- 30min run
So far it is all feeling really good. It is amazing considering I was a non-runner this time last year to find that 30min of running in the AZ hills feels good, but it does.
I actually have been cheating a little and hiking/walking on the rest days…but so far it isn’t hurting so I am going to keep it up. It is my neighbor chat time and I don’t want to give it up…she would love to train with me but being pregnant puts her out this year.
I am laughing as I write this as I expect in about a month you are going to read some pretty miserable, whinny posts, but for now I am in high spirits.
Here we go…..