This Sunday will mark the last long run of my 1/2 marathon training. Currently, I am in week 11 of my 12 week training program. The program I am following is the Hal Higdon Novice 2 plan and it has worked splendidly for me, although I did drop a few mid-week runs over the last few weeks. Needless to say, it has been a challenge for me to keep up with my cross training too. I can’t remember when the last time was that I went to the gym (check out my Fitness Log)! I am missing Body Pump and CX Worx.
I have been running alone, with my hubby, and my running pal, Sandy. I even had an impromptu run with Pink Runner for two miles last Sunday! 🙂 I think it is really beneficial to switch it up a bit. Tonight was a 3.1 mile solo run. Hot and humid once again, but I was pleasantly surprised with my results. I LOVE when I run negative splits! Seriously, I LOVE it!
This could possibly be due to the fact that I purchased new music. Unfortunately, I needed to purchase a new iPod too. If you remember my post a few weeks ago, 1/2 Marathon Must Haves! My Top Ten List, my iPod was from 2007. For whatever reason, that old sucker decided it didn’t want to sync anymore. Whatever, I truly didn’t feel like wrestling with it, so I bought a new one.
Then I loaded these songs onto the Tiny Blue iPod Shuffle:
The music really motivates me just to start my run, and once I’m going it pushes me right through to the end. Speaking of the end, I am almost there because next week at this time all the training runs will be complete. I will be carb loading and trying to calm my pre-race jitters. I’m almost there, I’m almost there, I’m almost there!
Hold your head up high
Don’t be fool
You’re the thoughest guy
Stay smart be cool
Do the best you can…