Saturday, March 07, 2009

It Ain't Gonna Be Easy

Getting to be half-marathon ready in 7 weeks will not be easy, if today is any indication. My first outdoor run, last week, was 30 minutes; today I did 42. If I increase by 12-15 minutes every weekend with great discipline I'll get to a little over 2 hours by race day - knowing my actual race time will be somewhere over 3 hours. So I should just look at this event as a fun outing, do my best, and use it as a jumping off point for the season - the Sharon Classic is the very next weekend. ITt's the five mile race in my town - I do it every year. If I really train well for the next 8 weeks maybe I can beat the elderly lady who usually whips my butt! (On the other hand if I'm in recovery from a half-marathon maybe I won't be able to do it at all! Hmmm...what's a higher priority for me right now - pushing myself for distance, or working on performance in important races? Suggestions?)

2 comments:

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

what's a higher priority for me right now - pushing myself for distance, or working on performance in important races

- that's something YOU need to decide. What is more important to you?!?

LBTEPA said...

If it was easy everyone would be doing it.
What do you need right now? A good performance in a yearly race, or achieving a stretch goal? When you know what you need you can go after it