First Half Marathon - May 19

First Half Marathon - May 19

Updated Jan, 25th 2013

I'm a runner. I do a lot of other things too including weight training, ice hockey and yoga, but it's all just to complement my running. For years I've run for awhile and then due to lack of free time, injury and just plain lack of motivation I've always stopped running for months or even years at a time. Running during the winter here in Wisconsin always seemed nearly impossible to me, but so far I've done it and it's already mid-January.


This past year and a half though I've manage to run continuously. I started very small with a 2 mile runs. Over the summer I ran in a series of 5k races that were very challenging. In addition to the 5k runs I also started doing longer weekend runs by myself. I added about a quarter of a mile to my distance each week and to date my longest run has been 9.5 miles.


I'm extremely proud to say that I haven't stopped running over the past 18 months and now I'm gearing up for my biggest challenge by far, 13.1 miles. I never even thought I would attempt that far of a distance, but I know that as long as I stick to my workout plan consistently, I'll be able to finish and hopefully finish fast!

UPDATE

I did intervals last night which consisted of:
10 min warmup
1. 2min at 7:13mi/min pace (incline 0º)
2min jog/recovery
2. 2min at 7:13mi/min pace (incline 0º)
2min jog/recovery
3. 2min at 7:13mi/min pace (incline 0º)
2min jog/recovery
4. 2min at 7:13mi/min pace (incline 1º)
2min jog/recovery
5. 2min at 7:13mi/min pace (incline 1º)
2min jog/recovery
6. 2min at 7:13mi/min pace (incline 1º)
5min cool down

40 minutes overall. 500+ calories burned.

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