- I am ready for a 10K. Not tomorrow, but definitely by June 10th. Where I will run over the George Washington Bridge for the American Cancer Society in honor of my dad who died over six years ago from cancer.
- If ever I'm going to do a half marathon, it has to be August/September. Apparently every cool race (Down & Dirty Mud Run, Wineglass Half Marathon, Smuttynose Rockfest, OCNJ Half, etc.) is on SEPTEMBER 30th. What did I choose? The Wild Half in Wildwood on August 26th. Because I definitely want to rep the hometown and do the Down & Dirty 10K at Orchard Beach on September 30th. I haven't yet signed up for either yet because I am pretty broke, but this is the plan.
- Emailed a charity that I work with at my job to see if I can get into the Spring Lake 5 Miler at the end of May.
- Trying to find a fun, but timed, 5K for May. We'll see.
So now....how do I train? I definitely have to adapt my training so that I'm doing more running, taking less walk breaks. Time to leave the 10 & 3 minute intervals behind this week, I think I'll start 15 & 2. I'm obviously capable of more, as I ran pretty fast *for me* yesterday. Maybe even the fastest I've ever run.
I have about four months before the half. I can do this. In about two months I've gone from barely running, to running about 10 miles a week average. I want to up that, I want to get faster, and stronger.
THIS IS EXCITING.