Monday, January 13, 2014
Half Marathon in 7 Weeks!
I registered for The Woodlands Half Marathon (Texas), which takes place on March 1. It will be my 7th half marathon and the second time I've run the Woodlands Half. The race is only about 15 minutes away from my house, which is not as exciting as an out of town race, but is nice in it's own way. I'm all for all of the comforts of home!
My goal is to get a PR - to beat 1:50:57. Sounds impossible given the pace I've been running lately, though!
Starting this week, I'm using a half marathon plan from Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon: How to Be Your Own Best Coach by Hudson and Fitzgerald to prepare. Since this is a step-back week for me, I won't be doing all of the workouts, though. I hope to run some goal paced miles, an easy-paced 14 mile run (with apricots to keep me going!) and some easy runs. Plus, I'd like to bike and to do some strength training.
I like to have a step-back week with fewer miles after three build-up weeks. It's a physical and mental break that I hope will keep me uninjured and wanting to get back out there on the days when I am scheduled for a run.
I'm glad to have a race to look forward to!