According to my schedule, half marathon training started yesterday, but that was a rest day and that really doesn’t count. 😉
In super excited about this training cycle! It’s been a while since I’ve done 10 mile long runs and I had a lot of fun during those.
I plan on doing the Longview Half Marathon again. I absolutely loved it last year! The course was more difficult than I expected, but it was still a lot of fun! The volunteers were awesome, there was a quite a bit of crowed support (which I though was suprising because last year was only the second year the race was held), and the medals are pretty spiffy. Which is definitely a legit reason to do a race. 😁
Anyway, I haven’t actually signed up for it yet. We can’t exactly afford it at the moment, but there’s still time. Plus it didn’t sell out last year, so I’m not exactly worried about it yet.
Unfortunately my first workout didn’t go well. I was supposed to do 35 minutes but I only made it 2 miles. We had some crazy thunderstorms come in early this morning, and the kept me awake for a while and made things crazy humid, which didn’t help my asthma situation.
Plus I ate a bunch of junk over the weekend and hardly drank enough water yesterday (when going on a 5 hour car ride, it’s best not to do it with a bladder that’s constantly refilling) and that always seems to get to me. I’m not worried about it though, today was supposed to be an easy day anyway, so cutting an easy run short just makes me an overachiever, right? 😉
Speaking of junk food, I ate pizza and rice crispy treats for lunch, so as of right now i’m still not doing so great with the fueling thing. That’s definitely something I’m going to be working on during this training plan. Last year I didn’t worry about it much but I know I should have. I know for a fact I’d be able to run better if I ate better. It’s just hard to do sometimes. I mean, it’s kinda hard to get excited about vegetables, but man is it easy to be excited about pizza!
Anyway, I’m kinda running behind on everything I wanted to do today, so I’m off to unpack our stuff and clean the house!