Success! I actually got my butt up out of bed this morning (after hitting snooze only once!) for an easy 3.5 miler around 5:30 this morning!
I met Carl over at the baseball field to run the outer track surrounding the field like he suggested since it’s still dark out this early. The weather was perfect too; 65 degrees, light breeze, and only slight humidity-it tried to mist a bit but held off. I ran in a tee shirt and shorts and was covered in sweat by the end. 🙂
Running in circles/laps wasn’t as bad as I had originally thought either. Which was a huge surprise but a happy one. Guess a baseball field is larger than I had assumed. I set out to only do 3 miles even, but I felt so good that I went .5 mile more. No biggie. 3 to 4 miles is a pretty easy run for me now and am beginning to feel only like a warm up <–NEVER thought I would say this!!
Carl was proud of me but poked fun that tomorrow will be the real test on whether or not I get up again. I told him tomorrow is a scheduled rest day and he just laughed at me. Which brings me to my next thought/concern:
I’ve been training for this half marathon for about 3 weeks now. I can comfortably run 3 to 4 miles easy and have successfully logged 6.2 miles without any major struggles. The training plan I have taken on is for 8 weeks, running 3 to 4 days per week with Sundays being the distance runs. Where this is my first half marathon undertaking/training, I don’t want to bite off more than I can chew too soon, but Carl seems to think I am not running enough. Any helpful advice on this topic out there??
Here’s my training plan I am following:
|1||Rest||2-mi EZ||30-min XT||2-mi EZ||Rest||30-min XT||4-mi LNG|
|2||Rest||2.5-mi EZ||30-min XT||2.5-mi EZ||Rest||35-min XT||6-mi LNG|
|3||Rest||3-mi EZ||30-min XT||3-mi EZ||Rest||40-min XT||7-mi LNG|
|4||Rest||3.5-mi EZ||30-min XT||3.5-mi EZ||Rest||45-min XT||8-mi LNG|
|5||Rest||4-mi EZ||30-min XT||4-mi EZ||Rest||50-min XT||9-mi LNG|
|6||Rest||4.5-mi EZ||30-min XT||4.5-mi EZ||Rest||55-min XT||10-mi LNG|
|7||Rest||5-mi EZ||30-min XT||5-mi EZ||Rest||60-min XT||12-mi LNG|
|8||Rest||2-mi EZ||Rest||2-mi EZ||Rest||Rest||Half-