The daunting 13.1 mile run.
I've attempted training for it twice now.
The first time, I hurt my back at work. Not only did I have to discontinue training, I was unable to work for a couple of months. That. Was. Awful.
The last time I tried to train for the half-marathon, I got sick. I got a bit depressed and frustrated for awhile and didn't run for about a month.
But I'm back to running and I'm excited! I ran the Color Run which is a 5K (that's only sort of a run...more info here), and I've run a couple of 3-milers recently. It feels really good to get back into it and I'm pretty sure the break I took was instrumental in my enthusiasm.
Hal Higdon plan, but altered to fit my schedule. It also includes my aerobics class that I signed up for at school to ensure a full-time status. Yep, I get college credit for aerobics (and weight training the second half of the semester!). Check out my running plan here.
It turns out, it may have been better to run outdoors...it was stinkin hot and humid in the gym.
I just thought I'd tell everyone that I'm training again. Feel free to keep me accountable and ask how my running is going in comments on any post, Facebook and/or Twitter!
*~Amanda aka Semi-Health Nut~*
Have you run a half-marathon before? Any advice?
P.S. Calling guest posters!! For two topics:
- Running for Newbies
- Living a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle
E-mail me at semihealthnut AT yahoo if you're interested! :-)