Update on half marathon training

This is my first week of half-marathon training. You can follow my progress daily on the left sidebar under my BlogHer ads. I will keep y'all updated there. I am using Hal Higdon's program for novices and am starting on week 7 since I don't have much time. I feel like I've done pretty well so far. Today I didn't have time to get in my 4.5 mile run because it was too cold this morning so I brought Little Monkey to the babysitter at the gym and tried to do it on the treadmill.

I HATE the treadmill! I can't run long distances on it and you are only allowed to go 30 minutes when people are waiting so I only got in 2.5 miles. I am going to have a rest day tomorrow and go for a 50 minute bike ride on Saturday. Sunday will be my longest run ever at 7 miles. I am a little nervous about that.


NolaMom said...

Ugh! I hate the treadmill. I did the same thing yesterday-thought it was too cold when in reality it was beautiful. I only made it 2.2 miles because of the boredom.

Shanna said...

How exciting about your training! You will do great and just think about how wonderful you will feel when you finish that race. I just ran my first in November and am excited to start training for another after this baby!

LatinTeacher said...

I ran a half marathon in October. I tried to train, but I just couldn't find the time. I ran two to three times a week in the process - never more than 7 miles. Someone told me that if I could run 7 miles, I could run 13. I did. I didn't run fast or break any records, but I ran the whole time. I think the secret was having someone to talk to the whole time. Train the best you can and have fun! Good luck.

And I am now a member of the Panchos fan club on facebook. Thanks for the heads up.