Seriously...WHAT is wrong with me?!
Look at what I did...
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Event: 2014 Vancouver USA Marathon - Half Marathon - Sunday 6/15
Participant: Nancy Olschewsky
Finisher's Shirt (included) - Women's Large
Processing fee: $4.56
That's right...I was crazy enough to register for my 2nd Half BEFORE having run my first one. As soon as I hit the button and the message came up I had a little bit of a feeling that I can't describe...something along the lines of "I must be CRAZY!" The whole idea of doing a half came a couple of years ago...HERE. Since that crazy notion a couple of years ago I have done all sorts of running events and even a couple of duathlons and triathlons. So I know that I can muster up the endurance to finish such an event.
I guess the question really is, "What happened that I changed my mind?" I'm getting a little bored with the shorter distances - 5k's, 8k's and a couple of 10k's as well as the odd 12k. I've been running on a regular basis and using training plans to prepare for most of the events I enter and surprisingly, I have been able to reach the time goals for many of those events! To say that I have reached a goal just reminds me that with a little hard work and a lot of dedication I can reach the goals I set for myself.
Week 5 of my training plan is almost done...15 more weeks to go!!! Next week it looks like I move from doing just easy runs to doing a hard workout on Wednesdays. Speedwork next Wednesday then Tempo run the following week and alternating through the rest of my training. Also, in probably another 5 weeks or so I'll be adding an additional run day during the week. Although, I think I'll go ahead and do that now...an extra mile or two on Thursday, Friday or Sunday would be good.
I really am looking forward to my first Half Marathon - just need to stay healthy!
run, Run, RUN!