What’s a girl to do when she finds a way to save $49 a month? Register for a race, of course! One of my goals for 2013 was to run a half marathon and since good ol’ Florida is a hurricane filled hot box from May-September, my options were somewhat limited. But with a little searching, I found the winner:
Eek. I paid a non-refundable $80 so I guess it’s for real. This is not a huge race, it’s flat, run by the water, and in my old stomping grounds of Miami. I know that should not have any time related goals since this is my first time running a half marathon (I walked 39.3 miles during the Boston Avon 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer in 2009) so my only goal is to not be this guy:
Gross. Even though I will consider it a success to cross the finish line without poop running down my leg, I decided I should have some kind of training plan. So I consulted my good friend Google. I couldn’t find anything that fit my schedule exactly so I made this:
It’s color coded so that makes it legit, right? I give this schedule about a week before I start tweeking it but at least it’s a starting point. I am fairly new to recovery runs so we will see how long those last before they turn into rest days.
Not gonna lie, I am super nervous…but also pretty stoked. This will def keep me focused on my running and since I convinced Matt to join me on this adventure, I have a live in training partner
Do you follow training plans?
Anyone else running the Key Biscayne Half?