I planned a few races this year ostensibly to keep my training on track. Well that and to get better with each race.
That sort of worked. But mostly it hasn’t. What with Zinger trauma (he’s doing really well by the way). And work busyness.
So I find myself facing my first half-marathon in exactly two weeks and I haven’t put in the mileage.
There’s one thing I know about training. There is no such thing as a shortcut.
Just to double check I went to MarathonRookie.com to see what they recommend.
Let’s see. I’ve been running my 5 mile loop a couple times a week and walking it with Bert a couple more times a week. And then I ran 7 miles a few days ago. I really felt those extra 2 miles in my legs. Right after the run and for the next few days.
So that puts me at about Week 3 of the 10 week training schedule. Oops.
We’re in Vegas for the next few days and I’m planning to run 8-10 miles down the strip early one morning. Thanks Clair for the recommendation! That will bump me up to Week 5 of the schedule.
Here’s my route:
My thinking is that if I can do 10 miles 2 weeks before the race then I still have time to recover (I hope) do a few more runs and taper. You know, compress 5 weeks into 2 weeks.
I’ll let you know how my plan works out.