Friday, October 30, 2015

Getting a little anxious

Yes, a little.  My first half marathon, of two I've scheduled, is Sunday.  I''ve only run ten miles straight.  Last weekend I did 9 on Friday and then another 2.5 on Saturday but I am not sure that counts for 11 miles.  I've struggled with trying to decide my plan for the race. It is important to me not to get injured.  I'd like to really try for a PR on the November 21st half and want to consider this one just a long training run.  I'm competitive enough not to want to finish last, although I know someone has to.  It is hard not to compare myself to other runners.  Comparison is the thief of joy.
So, my plan? Finish under 3 hours.  In three weeks, I'll be looking for a PR - less than 2:43 minutes. i keep telling myself. This time is good for an almost 57 year old who has only run for less than three years. Right?


  1. You're doing awesome! Think of all of your friends that huff and puff after going up a flight of stairs. And you can run 13.1 miles! And I bet you won't be last. There is always somebody that walks the whole thing. So have fun! And keep us posted. I can't wait to hear how it goes.

    1. Thanks so much for your encouragement! I needed that today!!