>Look What I Can Do!>Cloud 9.... and beyond...
I'm gonna try to make this short, to the point. Runner turned smoker (Booo.... hisss....) Quit smoking Jan10th 2010, (27 yrs, pack a day, 46 years old) that's the day I decided I was gonna run a half marathon. Not "I want to run" , rather "I'm going to run" So, I quit, I trained, listened to my body, stayed motivated and watched the miles increase and the confidence grow. Fought through a bad achilles, never gave into the voices during the long runs. Completed a double digit run about 5 weeks ago, 10 miles. Cloud 9. But I had more to give. Attempted 12 miles more than once, but never quite made the distance. Poor fueling on my part, not enough rest in between long runs, etc etc. Today, 8 days before my race, 12.23 miles fell by the wayside. (1:42:33) Cloud 9 and beyond! My goal for the Half was under 2hrs....now I'm thinking under 1:50 ....Life is good. I'm back and I'm ready.
Needs more cowbell!
Good luck on your race...I think <1:50 is definitely do-able.
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.
Way to go! Sub 1:50 is very doable.
+1 on what LedLincoln said. You don't want to train so hard for something, and then not do as well as possible because of a lack of a taper.
Be sure to let us know how you do!
'No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch'
"Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'" - Peter Maher
"Running long and hard is an ideal antidepressant, since it's hard to run and feel sorry for yourself at the same time. Also, there are those hours of clearheadedness that follow a long run." -Monte Davis
Today, 8 days before my race, 12.23 miles fell by the wayside. (1:42:33) Cloud 9 and beyond!
E.J.Greater Lowell Road RunnersCry havoc and let slip the dawgs of war!May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your SPF30, may the rains fall soft upon your sweat-wicking hat, and until you hit the finish line may The Flying Spaghetti Monster hold you in the hollow of His Noodly Appendage.
Queen of 3rd Place
Seems like you've caught the bug!
2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division