I have a half marathon on Saturday.
I’m very excited, but also a little nervous too. This is 13.1 miles we’re talking about.
I am going into this race with no time goal. I want to have fun and finish strong. I plan to do a run/walk method. I’m thinking of running 10 minutes (or a mile, whichever is first) and then walking 2 minutes. I’m not sure if I should start walking right away at mile one (I think so?) or wait until mile 5 or 6 when I start to get tired. Any half marathoners out there have experience with this?
I had a great 5 mile race on Saturday and, even though my dad is here visiting, I planned on getting in a couple solid runs, as well as some cross training.
Well, I’m afraid I might have over-done it last week when I was sick. Because, I’m still sick. Talk about frustrating! I’ve had a cold for over a week now, and like I mentioned the other day in my “not pregnant” post, I’m still getting the cramping/feel like I’m going to throw up sensation in my stomach once or twice throughout the day. Not awesomesauce at all.
It is actually very frustrating and confusing. I plan on going to the doctor next week — don’t worry.
Even so, I’m doing what I can to prepare myself for my half this weekend. I actually haven’t ran since Saturday, because I’m trying to get back to feeling and being 100% healthy.
Simple things I’m doing to prepare myself:
Drinking lots of water.
I got new running socks. Adidas from Costco – so comfy!
2 mile hike/walk yesterday
New running shirt (obviously clothes seem to be a very essential part of half marathon training. ha!)
Taking extra vitamin C
Easy weight training today
Casual bike ride (1 hour or so)
Hike up flattop (if weather is good)
Friday’s Plan (day before race) :
Drink lots of water
Eat high quality foods all day long
Go to bed EARLY. I’m hoping to be in bed by 9pm.
Lay out all my clothes & gear
Make sure a bottle is ready for Joshua
I’m hoping that come race day I will wake up feeling full of energy, healthy and with strong legs!