I'm currently in week 2 of 15 training for the Wilson Bridge Half in MD/ VA on September 19. I thought I would try my first full this Fall, but because my race times are improving (due to FINALLY being consistent with the training), I decided to spend the rest of the year working on bringing down race times from 5K to HM.
My current HM PR was set in 2007 or 2008 after some half-assed "training" and is 2:32x. I hope that on September 19 I can break 2 hours.
I'm off to a slow start. I've had some pain in the back of my leg (near the knee joint) for about 6 weeks, so I've been trying to take it easy. I'll be ramping up slowly and steadily for the next few months.
"In the South, the cotillion of Machiavelli is played as a soft-shoe, in three-quarter time." - Pat Conroy
Welcome to Bones and Julia! It is always nice to have new members join our group.
Let us know how things progress, we can all benefit fron talking about our training.
I am just trying to get started again after a long period of limited activity due to various reasons, and find the warmer weather requires some getting used to.
PBs since age 60: 5k- 24:36, 10k - 47:17. Half Marathon- 1:42:41.
10 miles (unofficial) 1:16:44.
Beginner all over again
Good luck to those of you with First HM's coming up.
I finished my first HM in May.
My June training goals were to do Low Hear Train training runs by Time (not distance)
and to gradually increase my Time on Feet.
I only run every other day, about 3 times a week.
My First Goal was get to get to three Runs weekly of duration:
(I also do a :15 minute WarmUp and a :15 minute CoolDown)
I should achieve that goal around the 4th of July. I'm doing Long Run 2:20 this week
July's Goal will be to add a Walk-Only on a 4th running day weekly and build up to :30 minutes walking on that 4th day.
August goal will be to add add some Run Segments to gradually lengthen that 4th running day.
My June training went pretty well considering some setbacks with working overtime, some migraine headaches, and Life generally interruping my training plans. My log is public so you can see what I've been up to
Great job at it, everyone...I'll see you in the "JULY" thread !
The second half of June went better for me than the first half. I'm on my second week of half training. I'm not doing the speedwork, just using the plan as a mileage guide. Today is supposed to be a tempo run so thinking maybe just an easy run of the same duration. Maybe later in the program, I'll try a tempo, but not ready right now. I think this training cycle is to finish my first half marathon; I suspect later I'll want to do a second one and worry more about speed for that one.
I'm pretty happy with where I am with my yearly running goals after a couple of setbacks this spring.
Nice to see some new company here too!
"Don't feel like running today...suck it up and run ...you're an athlete." (John Stanton, founder & owner of The Running Room)
"The person who starts the race is not the same person who finishes the race."
is anyone here still training for a next HM?
I'll start an April 2011 thread, see how many active folks visit.