I WILL run a half marathon.
There is a great multitude of things we all CAN do, but what really matters and where greatness is found within us, is what we WILL do. I could run a half marathon a while ago, but this weekend... I WILL.
I am hopping on a plane in just a couple hours with some friends and we are headed out to San Francisco for the SanFran Rock 'N Roll half marathon. After months of amping up my running and focusing my training the real hard work is done and now it's time to go have some fun!
To train for my first Half Marathon I roughly followed the Higdon Novice2 Half Marathon Training plan. I still kept a lot of my normal workouts in throughout the week and just added in more running. Did the three shorter to midrange runs during the week where I could push my pace a bit and then did my long runs on Saturday where I grew my endurance.
Here are some snap shots of my Saturday Runs.
|With the low temperatures I had the pleasure to train in A LOT of my runs were done in this here sweatshirt.|
|Nike Running top... yes I have an obsession with Nike.|
|Fun Under Armor Pants!|
|This may have been one of my favorite (or at least one of my favorite) long runs. I just remember it feeling so good and when I finished I felt like I could have just kept on going and going. That's always a great feeling.|
|My first run in the new shoes that will take me across the finish line. These poor guys got broken in quick.|
|And away we go.|
|SanFran Rock 'n Roll... I'm ready for you!|
|Run in some crazy weather looking crazy right along with it.|
End it there because I literally have to leave for the airport... like now! AHHHH! Here we go!