Saturday, September 8, 2012

7 Glorious Miles

Okay, so it's been a while. I am still pretty much on top of half marathon training. I haven't done a weekly rundown, because I haven't really been tracking my workouts. I am gaining speed and my endurance is so much stronger after only a couple weeks of training. So, let's talk about my 7 miles from last week. 6 miles does not intimidate me, but 7,8, get the idea, really does. I get anxious. I over analyze about it. However, once I do it. I crush it.

I woke up last Saturday ready to rock 7 miles, I hoped.

I was incredibly happy with how the run went. I felt strong. I walked when I wanted without beating myself up over it. I was faster at the end, which is how I hope the Halloween Half goes.

I am also going to be doing as much uphill and downhill in this training cycle as I can....
The first 5 or so miles of the halloween half are straight downhill. That is hard to train for. So, I am going to do what I can to get in as much hill training as possible.

I am happy to say that I have found my love of running again. It is fun to me and something I love.

Here's to tomorrow's hopefully great run!


  1. Great job! Those are some really nice negative splits you had. Don't worry too much about the downhill. I ran Timp Half this year and got a huge PR and I'd only run 1 downhill (Provo Canyon actually) as preparation. My quads hurt for a week after but during the race it was managable. Good luck!

  2. It's unbelievable that I've never met you yet we are so much a like. I TOTALLY know the feeling of stressing out about a run before running...