A half-marathon it is!
Yesterday, I hung out with college roommates Brian and N.I.C. It was a fun day full of chinese/mongolian buffet food, a little shopping, 6-7 hours of playoff football, and a couple episodes of ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘, arguably my favorite tv show.
Within that time, I was able to discuss plans with Brian for competing in a race later this year. You may remember my blog from last week about 2009 being the year of the workout; this is a follow-up to that blog. We came to the agreement that we would participate in a half-marathon. My first reaction in my head, ‘****!’ I’ve never ran in a coimpetitive running race, let alone a half marathon. Now, 13.1 miles awaits me on May 31st, all of which I’m not close to being ready for. I was secretly hoping for a 5K, but Brian thought that would be too easy.
Right now, I give the advantage to Brian. He’s more used to running than I am. The most I’ve ever ran continuously at one time is between 2-3 miles. I’ve always been a short-distance runner. The sports I’ve played support that: basketball, baseball, football, tennis. I have no reason to be confident going into this, but I have no choice. Hopefully, my outlook will change in a month.
There are 139 days, 50 hours, 48 minutes until the Minneapolis Half-Marathon begins. That’s plenty of time for me to prepare for something that is definitely outside of my comfort zone.
I appreciate the people who have given me tips on how to train, especially Liz. This should be interesting to see how this plays out. Training starts sometime this week.