A year ago, when I started this blog, I would had never considered doing a half marathon (swear, the thought had NEVER even entered my mind - who runs that far???), let alone actually doing two of them. That pretty much sums up 2010 - come to a cross road, choose a new direction. I had a blessed 2010 and hope the goodness continues in 2011. You can read more of my goals in this post (it's written in the form of a letter - probably my most creative post).
Looking ahead, I have committed 2 two more half marathons (Geist & Fort 4 Fitness) with a third one (Big Sur) still under consideration. I swear I would have never dreamed this for my life, but . . . it's my reality for now. So, I will embrace it and enjoy it.
I have a new page at the top of my blog where I posted the training schedule that I hope to use this winter/spring to prepare for the Geist Half Marathon (May 2011). I have decided to use the same training schedule, more or less, that we used to get ready for my first half marathon last spring/summer. It worked out pretty well. I found it on the web HERE but added 6 weeks to make the weekly long run increases a bit more palatable.
The road seems sooooooooo long . . . 18 weeks of this training cycle (winter and spring will be over before this training cycle is complete). After the Geist, then there is 19 weeks before the Fort 4 Fitness and then another 8 weeks before the November 20th Big Sur Half Marathon. A long road indeed!
I hope you'll hang in there with me throughout this training cycle . . . I'll need each of you to celebrate with me, provide advice, and remind me why it's all worth it!
Here's to 2 more weeks of "fun running" before we have to break out the new schedule.