Tuesday, November 19, 2013

New Training Plan

I have a few 5k's on the schedule before the new year, but the race I'm really training for is the Callaway Gardens Half Marathon on January 26, 2014.  Fun fact:  I'll be running this race at a discounted rate.  I shot an email to the race director (what could it hurt), and while he couldn't comp my race entry he did offer me a nice little discount.  Every little bit helps, right?

For this race, I'll be using Hal Higdon's Advanced Half Marathon training plan.  We all know I stink at following plans, so we'll see how this goes :)

I'm just going to put in out there--I would love to run this at sub-1:50.  Of course, I would really LOVE to run it even faster than that, but this is actually realistic.  My current (I.E. first) half marathon PR is 1:55:16.  I think sub-1:50 is achievable for me.  Maybe even sub-1:45, but let's not push it :)  Everything I have read about this course says it's super HILLY.  I am really going to have to push it on the hills during this training.

I am really excited about this race.  It is a smaller race, which I like.  I'm guaranteed gorgeous scenery, which I like.  It's 13.1 miles, which I actually like.  And it's a mini-vacation, which I really like!

What races are on your schedule for the rest of 2013 and the beginning of 2014?

Anyone running this half?  If not, sign up now! You have 10 weeks to train for it!

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