A Healthy Slice, for Runfessions, because I've decided to do something a little crazy. Something I said I wasn't going to do. Something I said, why
I'm being optimistic and a bit tongue in cheek here.
I get that a half marathon is a huge decision for a runner like me. It takes a lot of training and conditioning. I've actually put a lot of thought into figuring out if I really want to challenge my body with something like this and the answer is yes. I want to see if I can do it.
Locally we have a race called the 1812 Challenge and Half Marathon, it takes place in Sept. I'm thinking about registering, but I'm not sure. It's not the run itself that puts me off to registering, I'm a solo run type of gal. Sure I like running with DK but he's the exception. Being around a lot of people makes me nervous, especially if I'm by myself. Which I would be, as there is no way DK would run that far. I'd be running on the road, granted county roads... I already know the race route. Like I said it's a local race and I've been down all the roads on the course more than once. Anyway I don't run on roads, I run trails around our house and treadmill. Although since hunting season started I haven't been on the trail, stray bullets and over zealous hunters are a real thing out here. I'm kind of afraid to run on the roads. I mean have you seen the news, and then my paranoia kicks in... All this stuff goes round and round inside my head when ever I consider a real race. Maybe I'll just stick to the virtual ones, US Road Running has half marathons and marathons.
Either way I'm going to do it. I've started planning out my training plan and doing research. My Zombie's Run app has training plans which I'm going to use. I'm easing into this right now I'm doing the 10k intermediate plan and then moving up to the Half Marathon plan.
So what do you think... am I crazy? Ok I mean for doing a half marathon, I know all the other stuff is crazy talk. Any advice for a Half Marathon Virgin?