A. Run the whole damn thing (and hope I don’t make my heel injury worse).
B. Walk the whole thing (under 5 hours, of course so I can get a medal).
C. Run until I get tired and then walk.
D. Walk one mile, run one mile, etc.
E. Walk up the hills, run down the hills.
F. Pretend that it’s a training run for Half Marathon #4 instead of a race.
G. Play it by ear. Do whatever feels right.
H. Have lots of fun and take lots of photos.
I didn’t do A or B or D or F. I got caught up in the excitement and ran most of the the first 7 miles. After mile 8, I was done and walked up the hills and would have run down the hills if I had the chance. It makes sense since my longest training run was 8 miles. I had fun and did take photos. So I did C, E, G, & H.
Here were my goals:
- Have fun.
- Run a lot of it.
- Walk when necessary.
- Finish under 5 hours (but really I want to finish under 4 hours or maybe even in 3 hours)
ALL GOALS ACCOMPLISHED!!! YAY!!!
In 6 weeks, I have another Half Marathon.
I hope to continue training and get in better running shape. If I don’t have to walk the last few miles, my time will improve. I have no idea if this course is flat or hilly…so who knows. But I know I will have fun since I will be in LA and staying with an old friend.
After that, I will do a few 5ks and look for another Half Marathon for the spring. Yes, I said “Another Half.”
I think I prefer to train in the winter when there’s nothing else to do on weekends and it is not so hot & humid. There are also not many 5ks races to enter. I also want to run in a flat half marathon.
After that, I hope to run many 5ks in the summer as I did before except for the 10 miler in Lake George and maybe a 10k or 15k at some point.
Then who knows…
Happy Running! Anyone know of a FLAT half marathon in the spring in the NE?