Half Marathon Training - Week 1
Three years ago, I ran what I thought was my last half marathon. I had run a couple before (I say I've run four total but I can only remember three sooo.....), and I was over the training days and long runs and corresponding workouts so I'd decided going forward, 10k's would be my limit.
Then last Monday, I signed up for a half marathon this coming September.
It started with a quick conversation with a friend who had entered a lottery to run a marathon next year, and my curiosity about whether I could do it again; whether I could put my body through the training required to not only run 13.1 miles in 4 months, but also PR from my previous runs.
This was Week 1. And as easy as it was, it was hard. I found myself running 2 miles wondering how the hell I'd ever get through 13. But I think I can. I know I can. I've done it before and I'll do it again.
Put me in (Nike Running Club) Coach. May the app guide me through this next 16 weeks to glory. Amen.