Thursday, June 17, 2010

13.1

That's how many miles I'll be running on October 3rd. Yep...Lindsay and I signed up for the Atlanta 13.1 half marathon (creative name, huh?). It's in Buckhead, and this is only it's second year in existence. Apparently, there are bands set up at 16 different spots along the way! And this is the course. -->


My relationship with running has always been a love/hate, on and off kind of thing. Lately it's been pretty off, so I decided I needed some motivation. Well, let me tell you, the thought of running 13.1 miles in just a few months (16 1/2 weeks to be exact) is helping me get out of bed and hit the pavement lately. Plus, Jamie and Gavin (Linds' husband) have come up with all sorts of incentives for us to finish - without walking, - in a certain time, - just signing up!

We're using one of Jeff Galloway's training programs, and it is going to be intense. Of course, I brought it on myself (I'll admit it, I am quite competitive, and mostly with myself!). I want to complete the race in under 2 hours, so we're following a specific one to get us there - this includes sprint days, and a long run of up to 17 (friggin) miles! Sound fun?

This past Sunday was the first time I'd run over 4 miles since running the Peachtree back in '05. After finishing 5 miles, feeling all sweaty and tired and productive, I got really excited about the race day. Then I thought about doing it all over again. Oh, and adding 3.1 miles after that. Ah! I'll keep you posted on our progress.

2 comments:

devon thérèse said...

woohoo! run girrrl, run! p.s. miss you! you've been on my "to call" list for way too long now. i'll try to change that soon :)

Molly Hargather said...

would love to catch up, friend! let's do it!