If you read my Race City!!! post you may have noticed that I signed up for a half marathon only 4 weeks away. It is incredibly soon, much sooner than would have been ideal. But I have been aching to race a half and have not been able to find one that fits my schedule & price range. So I was pretty excited when I found the Birch Bay Half. It is small & low key, which is fine with me. I just want to get out there and run!
The only reason I signed up for a race this soon is because I have been logging a lot of miles and have built a quality base. Since I have been steadily increasing my long runs, I am on task to finish strong. Although I have been running a lot, I have not been doing
much any speed work. Over the next weeks weeks I will be slightly increasing my long runs & adding speed work.
Here is a look at the plan I created:
This will be my first half marathon in over a year. The only other half I have participated in was the 2011 Shanghai Half. Kyle & I ran this together but we did not actually train (we maybe ran 6 or 7 miles once before race day). It was brutal! I will never race a half without training again! So in my mind this is my first real half marathon. Still, I am not expecting a super fast finish but I will be happy as long as I finish strong (and hopefully under 2:30).
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