Saturday, June 19, 2010

1/2 marathon training update

I have now been training for 6 months -

I met my original goal and ran my first 10k (6 miles) on March 28, 2010 and promptly set a goal to run a half marathon before my 50th birthday. This gave me 5 months to train!! Sounds like it's do-able... Off I went to train!

Timeframe = Mar. 28 - June 18, 2010
Running ~ 166 miles
Since my mileage has increased considerabley, my cross training has been weight training.

Currently, my longest training runs have been 9 miles. Following my last 9 mile report to my dear marathon runner daughter she responded, Mom you need to run your 1/2 marathon in Seattle!!! You ARE ready!!! My first words were, No, nope, no way...

Here I am proudly displaying my mile marker!!!
We already planned to travel to Seattle to see marathon runner daughter, son-in-law, son and future daughter-in-law run in the Seattle Rock 'n' Roll 1/2 & full marathons. Turns out that both daughter and son are nursing injuries that will prevent them from running!!! I vascilated on whether this was such a great idea and deicided that it was THE PERFECT time to challenge myself!

I will be surrounded by the very people that love and support me the most;
my Ohana!!
What better time???

I will certainly be posting an update after next weekend to log my experience...

If you think about it, next Saturday around 8-9 AM (PDT) send me strength and encouragement!!!


Mrs. V said...

You are leading by your Mommy examples, JUST DO IT. If you want it, go get it. You've put in the work. There is no better time than NOW!

Kim said...

You can do it! I will send prayers your way on Saturday.... I have just made it my goal to run a 1/2 in December. You go girl! Many Blessings!