Well tomorrow will be my last run of my first week of my half marathon training program. So far, so good.
Monday started out with a 30 minute run that went really well. All the details about that run can found on my previous post here.
Wednesday was my second run. It was a 25 minute run. It was pretty similar to Monday’s run. I kept a good pace at 10:23 per mile and went 2.4 miles. I was happy with it. I felt good running, and seeing my pace was pretty consistent, it’s making me feel more confident. When running without a training plan, I would have a variety of different paces between runs. But, I think now that I know I have to keep a more consistent pace in order to train properly for the half marathon, I’ve been able to do that. Plus, with the time focused runs, I can work on my pace more. As I stated before, it’s hard for me to focus on pacing when I have a distance goal in mind, but the timed runs have shifted that.
Thursday was an “easy walk” day. This is where things are a little different. I get bored walking. I started out walking, and I really tired to keep walking, but I couldn’t do it. Every so often I had to run. I still walked more than I ran, but I just couldn’t make myself walk the entire time. I ended up with a 12:10 average pace and I went a total for 2.11 miles in 25:43. I was okay with that because even though it wasn’t a walk like I was supposed to it, it was still at a lower pace than normal, so I was still taking a break.
Tomorrow is my first long distance run. It’s only 3 miles, which I’ve done plenty of time, so I’m not worried about it. It will be in a few of weeks when I have to run 6 or 7 miles that I might worry a bit. Until then, I’m going strong!