Saturday, February 16, 2013


It's early and it's already a busy day.  But not too busy to hit my first (self-designated) milestone in my Half training plan.  Today I ran 3 miles!

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THREE miles!  Trois, tres, tree, drei, san...that's as many languages as I can think of at the moment.  3 miles is double the distance of my last fitness test in November.  A whopping 100% increase in just one month of training!

Yes, I'm making a bit of a fuss...3 miles may not seem significant compared to the 13.1 miles I'll be running in the May, but it is, and here is why.  13.1 is a huge increase over the 1.5 miles I have been walk/running since my injury last summer.  Almost too daunting to wrap my brain around.  On the other hand, 3 miles is something I've done before, so I can wrap my brain around an interim goal.  A goal I just achieved, thank you very much!

That is so motivating...I feel like I'm chipping away at the Half marathon both physically and mentally, which gives me the feeling that I really can do it.  It's one thing to say you're going to run a race, and quite another thing to do it.
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My next milestone is the 4-miler in March.  After that it will be the first 4.5 mile run around Burke Lake (being outdoors on variable terrain is definitely a game changer).  After that hitting 10K (6.2 miles) and after that it's reaching 10 miles.  Once I hit the 10 mile mark I know I will be able to complete the Half, because by then "another" 3 miles will seem like a walk in the park....I hope!

Half Marathon Training Progress -
  • .25 mile walk
  • 3 mile run (10'00")
  • .25 mile walk
Total Distance - 3.5 miles
Total Time - 39'17"

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