Well, I don’t want to jump ahead of myself or anything but my friend Lindsey and I were throwing around the idea of a half marathon.
A HALF MARATHON???? AM I CRAZY!!???!!! One month ago I couldn’t even run a mile (and I’m still not totally convinced I can) but I am actually considering this.
Seriously? I am considering a half marathon? That’s 13.1 miles. The most I have ran/walked is 5.
We are thinking about the Borgess Run in Kalamazoo, Michigan on May 5, 2013.
Again, a half marathon? Whoa, I need to get my butt gear.
Since we decided this (last night) I’ve been looking up some training regiments. Of course I come up with 7,345 of them….but don’t know how to pick what is best for the ‘novice’ runner. I am currently completing the Hal Higdon’s 10k novice program – which I have really enjoyed, except for the cross training on Saturdays, I don’t go to a gym so this becomes a bit of an issue for me.
Do you have any suggestions on a program I could benefit from?
I know you’re probably sick of reading this, but I can’t believe I am considering a half marathon. I have NEVER (like, ever) been a runner. I never even liked to run, until recently. I have found it to be peaceful, a chance to bond with my pup, and have found some healthy results. I never thought I would enjoy running. I ache with every run – I ache after every run. But the reality is, I can do it right now – I can run, so why shouldn’t I? A half marathon, dang.
Any tips/thoughts/encouragements would be EXTREMELY helpful!!!
Now we have to get J.S. on board…. hmmmmm………