So as you all know, I'm training for my first full marathon, Marine Corps Marathon. I am now in the thick of it, having completed my first 15-miler last week (the longest distance for me to date!)! I'm at Week 9 of 18, exactly halfway through my training! I can't believe it! The next couple of weeks are going to be up there in mileage, but I have a couple of weekends where I "only" have to do 13.1 miles.
So what to do when I'm running "only" a half marathon distance? Whenever I do that distance, I always feel like I deserve a medal for the effort. I know. But hey, why not, right? So that's what I did. Here are three half marathon races I've signed up for - all 3 within 1 1/2 months.
Just call me crazy.
Of course the weather could be really nasty, hot and humid, but I've trained in that on hilly training runs around here. Do I have a time goal? It would be nice to get under 2:15, but I feel no pressure only because it's a marathon training run for me and the last I want to do is push myself to the point of injury which I don't want to do. I'm going to enjoy it. Every mile. Soak up some sun. Run happy.
I'm still debating how many miles to do that day. I'm suppose to do 17 that weekend according to my training plan. Should I do a 2 mile warm up pre-race then a 2-mile cool down post-race? Or should I just race it? I follow my training plans to a "T" especially the long runs, so I HAVE to do 17. I have 18 to do the following weekend and this weekend is a step down week to 13...soooo I don't know, I'm going to try the 2 pre and 2 post and see how I feel.
More importantly, still thinking about what to wear to this race, LOL! Do I have my priorities set or what?!
Don't know what I'm going to wear (LOL), but I know there will be Zensah compression leg sleeves with this one. So giddy about this one!!!!
So there you have it, my crazy half marathon race schedule. I didn't count the virtual half marathon I have this weekend, nor the other one last month, but the three above would totally get me into the Half Fanatics group which I'm looking to join. Just because. Hee hee.
Are you half marathon crazy like me? Are you a Half Fanatic?
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