A little programming note: This will be my last Training Tuesday, at least for a while. I started this series way back when I signed up for my first half marathon and when I felt like I had SO MUCH running stuff to talk about. That's just not the case any more. It has come to feel forced, and I don't want it to be.
If any of you all want to still write Training Tuesdays, please do! I still enjoy reading them. But for now, I just don't have that much to say.
I'll still post a recap of my half and my upcoming 5k, so look for those. :)
Workouts this week:
Tuesday: Intervals inside
Thursday: Ran a technology-free three miles at the rec center when I forgot my phone in the car! Kind of nice to not worry about my pace, but it made me hate all the people on the indoor track even more than I usually do.
Saturday: Cross trained by helping my sister pack her kitchen to move :)
Sunday: Five miles
Monday: More cross training thanks to my sister's move -- we adopted her very heavy kitchen table, which Pat and I moved down a flight of stairs and up into our apartment. I also ran around her complex's parking lot a bunch because my key didn't work :)
My second half marathon is coming up this Sunday.
It feels WAY different than my first.
Going into my first, I felt super excited on all my runs in the last week. All I could think about was how I would pace myself and other strategy.
I guess I'm just now getting into the last week, but I'm not sure that excitement will be there. This time, I'm more concerned with getting to the race, which is in a less-familiar city, what time to wake up, and how I'm going to eat and hydrate the night before and go to KU's first football game.
I'm excited to have another chance to have a race I can feel happy about. And that's my main goal. I've said all along I don't want to walk in this one unless I'm walking through an aid station (I haven't mastered the art of grabbing those little cups and drinking while running without spilling down my arm).
But even more than that I just want to be happy with how I do. Whether I'm faster or not, whether I finish without walking or not, I just want to have a smile at the end when they get my picture at the finish line.
My sisters and at least one parent are planning on coming to the race, along with a new school friend and Pat. So hopefully it'll just be a fun race and another medal to hang on my wall.
Think of me and Holly this Sunday! We'll be running half marathons (mostly) at the same time -- mine starts 7am central time and hers 7am eastern!