Sunday, January 30, 2011

So What Now?

It's been two weeks since the half-marathon. I've been dealing with pains on and off, but overall I've just been feeling lazy. My workouts haven't been as intense, and I haven't run further than 2 or 3 miles when I have run, which has only been 3 or 4 times.

My next event is Pat's Run (yep a year has passed all ready!). The place where my addiction began. It was my very first timed run, and I did it in 50 minutes (11:57 mile average). This year I'm looking at this run very differently. Last year it was "will I run 4.2 miles?" This year it's "how fast can I run it?"

You know you've progressed when you look at a 4 mile run and it's a warm up. ;-)

So I've made a goal to run it in 45 minutes- or less! That's just under an 11 minute mile.

So what's the plan? I really liked having a written plan for training with the half, it kept me focused and accountable. I want to have a written plan for this too, though I'm really not sure I need one. I know how to increase my cardio. I know how to become faster. I just have to do it.

My kids both want to run it. Allison I'm not worried about at all, she can do it. It's Sam I wonder about. 4.2 miles is a long way for a 10 year old. Kimber's son wants to do it as well, so we're going to take them to Tempe one of these days and walk the course. Sam has been running a bit- a mile run a day after school on and off. She certainly has the energy, so maybe I'm just worried about my husband, who has no interest in running but will be the one sticking with the kids should they do it.

My friend Scott is traveling here again and will take part- and he wants to run it this year too! He walked last year and he got a bit of the "can I run it" bug himself. AND- my sister Katie is flying out as well! So I'm very excited for this year's run and having even more people to share such an awesome day with!

She has all ready requested Monti's... ;-)

1 comment:

Dani in NC said...

I have no desire whatsoever to run, but I admire the fact that this is an activity your family and friends want to participate in with you. We don't have too many things like that in our house, unless you count Rock Band :-).