Since this has been such a long process, I thought I'd break down my training into some numbers. Lucky for me, I keep a detailed calendar of each run so I can look back and see what I did right and wrong:
...training weeks: 12
5 weeks of 'pre-training' and 12 weeks of official training
...long runs: 10
Definitely skipped a few, oops!
...long runs with friends: 9
Makes the miles fly by.
...speed workouts: 5
Oh, so now I know why I'm not any faster...
...speed workouts completed solo: 4
Despite being a low number, at least it's better than zero!
...runs with the puppies: 0
Ajax couldn't keep up and Sully is too young
...runs with the Husband: 5
Life and running are better when he's around
...runs in the rain: 0
Lets hope I'm as lucky on race day
...toast with PB consumed before long runs: at least 20
I easily ate 2 before each long run. Why fix it if it ain't broken?!
...coconut waters consumed after long runs: 8
Refreshing and replenishing!
While I didn't cross off every run on my half marathon training plan, I am happy with my dedication to this race and my injury-free body. (Number of times I've mentioned my excitement over not being injured...countless!).
Next time I will share with you my goals for this race and what I hope to accomplish! FYI: I probably won't be breaking any amazing records.