So yesterday I mapped out my official training schedule for my first half marathon. I’ve been slowly easing myself back into a routine of walking and adding in some running as much as I can. I’m easing up the distances and trying to get ready so I won’t quit this time. I’m anxious to get started but also a little nervous.
When making my schedule I tried to account for my own strengths and weaknesses, as well as my habits and preferences, to be sure it’s a schedule I can stick to. I’m giving myself a year to prepare, so there’s plenty of wiggle room if I really do need it, or if I end up pushing myself hard and want to try to run an earlier race. I know I don’t enjoy the cold, and that it’ll be a stretch for me to run at ALL in the colder months, but I allowed for that in my schedule, so that I just keep running a consistent 3-4 mile distance throughout the cold months, something I could do easily on a treadmill if I have to.
Speaking of the cold… I think I’ll go buy some cold-weather running gear now… I mean, it’s a reasonable investment, right? ;)