(…Well the first part is true at least)
To put it simply, I used to run somewhere between 20-25 miles per week since graduating high school. Needless to say, I’ve basically stopped running since this past November. Excuses included stresses of prelims/finals, daylight savings time, the fact that I usually walk 3-5 miles at school per day, etc. But finally, 2 months later (aka: this past Sunday night), I staged my own intervention! As I lay in bed, I realized what I had to do. I decided I’d train for a half marathon again and started running as of yesterday. I devised a training schedule, and here I am now, 1 day of running down, and excited as ever to get back into running shape and to run the Ithaca Skunk Cabbage Half Marathon on April 1st!
Just in case you’re wondering, here’s this week’s plan (aka: 15 miles):
Monday (hey I’m already done): 5 miles (Amie D and I showed up at indoor track practice and ended up running outdoors (how ironic…))
Tuesday: 4 miles
Wednesday: 3 miles+ abs (plank, side plank, crunches, leg lifts—2x)
Thursday: 3 miles (workout—1 mile between warm-up/cool-down, 1 timed mile to establish a VDOT, then 1 mile 1 minute slower than my timed mile pace).
And next Monday, it all begins again but with 18 miles! Perhaps I’ll keep y’all posted!
(PS: Terribly sorry for the cheesy pictures/lack of photo quality. )