I wanted to take a departure from my usual food blogging to talk about one of my HUGE goals for this year - to run the Royal Victoria Half Marathon on October 11th, 2009!
This will not only be my first half but also my second race ever (I ran a 10k last year). To that end I've decided that this calls for a proper training regime. I didn't really follow a solid plan when training for the 10k but I don't think I can get away with the same for the half.
So I've decided I'm going to increase my mileage. Slowly. But. Surely. :o)
You see I've not run much lately. In this part of the Rockies it's been cold for the most part, ridiculously windy, and rainy off and on. Not really running weather. But the time has come . . . by my calculations I'm 21 weeks from the race and thus I'm planning for 20 weeks of training.
This is the plan:
First I will complete an eight week 10K Novice Training Program
Once I've upped my mileage I will complete the twelve week 1/2 Marathon Novice Training Program
And to make myself all the more accountable I've decided I'm going to start sharing my progress via my Nike+ (time to dust off my old friend) widget on the side. Look for this little guy (If you're reading this in Google Reader, you'll have to pop on over to the site to look at the widget. Go ahead! I'll wait!):
I'm doing this in the hopes of keeping myself accountable and also so you bloggies will help cheer me on! :o)
And so it begins . . .
PS: Today's schedule called for a 2.5 miler - so I happily obliged!