It’s time for an update on how my training has been going since this is the last post I will make before finals shift into high gear for me. Not to say that I won’t be training! As I said in my post before Thanksgiving, I have fallen down on the job of training for my race. Over the break, my plan was to participate in a Turkey Trot or other fun run to burn some of the thousands of calories that I consumed over Thanksgiving, and start to get back into the swing of things as my race is only six (SIX) weeks away. I hate to say that there wasn’t enough time to run, because that is an easy excuse, and makes it seem like it wasn’t my fault that I didn’t run. Needless to say, both are not true. Had I made myself get up and do it, I could have very easily found 30 minutes to run. That being said, I did have a great break with my family and very much enjoyed being back in Houston again.
As I said earlier, my race date is about six weeks away now, so that begs the question, “What will you do now dear?” to quote my favorite childhood movie, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.
So here is my big idea. I can average about a nine to ten minute mile when I run longer distances, 7-9 on shorter runs; my mother, whom I will be running my first half marathon with, will be running her 13th. She has more experience, but I have the age edge. Her mile times are about 11-12 minutes, which won’t be hard for me to keep up with. After I get done with my finals in the next week, I will slowly start weaning myself into running again, getting my feet wet. I’m going to slowly add distance and time until I get my mental and physical stamina back up. By that time, I’m thinking it will be early to mid January, right in time to be ready to race.
That’s the theoretical plan, the only thing left is to actually do it! Here’s to both of us accomplishing our goals.