181 Days To Go
The last seven days have consisted of some great and some not-so-great progress to report.
Let's start with the not-so-good. This past Friday marked the official six-month countdown until the half-marathon. After another week of unexpected circumstances including an impromptu trip with Hubs and the little monkey to New Orleans (long story), I clocked only 16 total miles this week. It's time to spring (or sprint) into serious action...and fast!
On the flip side, I have had four more fabulous friends join me in committing to run the half-marathon in November. That makes six of us total! And there are still a couple more out there contemplating taking the plunge. To think this just started as me wanting to prove I could achieve this personal bucket-list goal is becoming an even more inspiring journey of friends joining together to empower each other to achieve a common goal together!! I love it.
On another note, I have had a few questions asked about the training plan I am using for this run (Notice I said run, not race. Let me make it clear, if I run the whole thing, I win.) so I thought I'd share my training goals for each week...and then compare them to what I actually run. Here we go with that accountability thing again.
I have researched many training plans and found one that I feel is personally appropriate for my level, schedule, and goals. It is an eight-week plan that I am basically extending to 24-weeks by repeating each week 3x which gives my body that much more time to become conditioned to the longer distance progressions each week.
Beginning Monday, May 31 this is what my week will consist of:
Tuesday: 2 mile-run, 1-mile walk, 2-mile run
Thursday: 1-mile run
Saturday: 2 mile-run, 1-mile walk, 2 mile-run
Sunday: 2 miles
Completely doable, right? I think so. I'll keep you posted.