I never really set out looking for races to run; they just kind of find me. And, that would be the case with the race that I will be running on Saturday. I finished my last 1/2 marathon in October of 2015 and didn’t really have anything planned until May, that is until my friend Sandy invited me to join her for the Rock’n’ Roll 1/2 marathon in Washington D.C.
Sometimes we just need an invitation to show up!
Then the panic set in! By the time I said “yes” back in December, I should have already completed two weeks of a 1/2 marathon training plan. I mean, I’m pretty conditioned but I hadn’t run in several weeks due to the trials and tribulations that I was experiencing at that point in my life. So I did what I do best! I laced up those sneakers and went for a 4 mile run. I.CRUSHED.IT! Yes, I crushed that 4 mile run and knew I made the right decision.
A boost of confidence is all that is required to move us forward!
Flying high on cloud nine, I got busy mapping out my training plan for the big race. I love making training plans! Each time I create a new one I try to push myself just a little bit more than the last time. I knew I wanted to cross-train and I wanted to bump up the milage for my mid-week runs, so I got my calendar out and jotted down my plan of action.
Failure to plan is planning to fail.
On Sunday I finished week #11 of my 12 week training plan for the Rock ‘n’ Roll 1/2 marathon in Washington D.C. My long run on Saturday was 12 miles. And, while I felt like I was struggling, it was a good training run. This week is my taper week. I am to take it easy so my body is well rested and ready to go when I show up at the starting line. I know I’ll be nervous on Saturday just like I am for any race, but that’s okay. I’ll go out there and give it my all!
I am ready!
Just a quick shoutout to the AMAZING Michelle over at the Literacy Learning Zone. I borrowed, stole, copied the format for my post from one of her SOL posts.
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