Monday, August 17, 2009

The start

Yesterday marked the start of the 12 week training program for the 1/2 marathon Ray and I are running in November.

12 weeks seems like such a long time, as does 13.1 miles.

I ran Saturday morning, about 4 miles at a turtle pace. Seriously, I think someone walking would have passed me at the end, that's how slow I was.

And to start off my training yesterday? I didn't run and ate a bunch of crap. See the sticky buns I ate a ton of.

Tonight is strength training at the gym. Again, no running. I guess I need to get on it Tuesday!

And yes, I do have a spreadsheet scheduled out what I need to do each week. Monday is actually a rest day, but I am thinking this won't work. And I am also thinking that I need to have my longest run before the 1/2 marathon be more than 10 miles, as the training I am following now only has me going up to 10 miles. I think I at least need to see what 12 miles feels like. I am thinking it won't feel good.


SJ said...

I am thinking about doing a 5K sometime, and well, I don't run. EVER. And with that I'm going to have to do some serious training. Just thinking about it makes me want to die, but hey in the process I'm sure I'll get into shape. Hopefully.

Good luck to you and Ray both, I know you can do it!

Laura said...

I am sure you will do great. Rest days are SUPER important.

I am training for my first half marathon - it is in a month! YEEK!

I actually only run 3 days a week. I am following the "running room program". It is really helping me.

We will have to compare notes and keep each other motivated.