I finally signed up for a half marathon after wanting to run one forever. The race is in Omaha Nebraska on Sunday September 6th. Accompanying me we will be a good friend and coworker, Micaela.
I am amazed at how well training has gone. I attribute most of this to my need for structure. Following a schedule is right up my alley. I have had to make some changes to the schedule including deleting a full week once I finally nailed down a race date. The others have been more minor changes based on my daily schedule.
I should admit training hasn’t been all roses. One week I was unable to achieve the 9 mile goal I set out for. I was extremely frustrated and felt defeated. I had signed up for the race prior to heading out for that run and immediately started thinking that was a mistake. I guess it just wasn’t my week because the following week I ran 10 miles just fine. The feeling of accomplishment was back.
This morning, I will run my last long run prior to the race. If I can run 12 miles today, surely I can run 13.1 miles the following weekend right?!?!