Yep...1/2 Marathon it is!!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Ok so I'm doing it....that's right, a 1/2 marathon!!!
I said I was thinking of doing the Army Run in Ottawa at the end of September but I didn't start training and sort of forgot about it. UNTIL my friend who just moved up there and is in the army called me and basically told me I was doing it. Now she didn't say that I had to do the 1/2 marathon but for me there was no other option really since the other race was a 5K. Now don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with a 5K but for me, someone who runs for distance and not speed, there was no point since I run about 8K on my normal runs.
So I did it, I signed up and paid my fee. I am officially in a 1/2 marathon in about 5 weeks (September 20th). I've picked up my training schedule and am starting it where I should be if I had been training for the 1/2 the whole time and so far it's okay. Luckily I run pretty far already so starting the training where I am is not too hard of a push for me. I'm already up to about 10K and that's doable for me. I'm not looking forward to the run I have to do on Sunday though because it's 9 miles but oh well, suck it up I guess. I REFUSE to walk AT ALL during this 1/2 marathon. I'm going to cross that finish line running or I won't be crossing it at all.
Wish me luck!!!