Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Half marathon

I ran my half marathon on 9/3. It took me 2 hours and 57 minutes. I cut off about 7 minutes from last years half marathon time. I was a bit slower than I would have been had a not lost about 10 days of running due to a short illness that wasn't in my control.

It's frustrating to train so well all summer long and have to deal with that. It has sort of turned me off the idea of running for races.. I put a lot of pressure on myself to run the race no matter what.. and I mean run.. no walking.

I am not saying don't run just not sure I want to set out to make my end goal a half marathon.. However, I did look up the training guide to a full marathon.. I would love to say I ran a full marathon!! but training for a full marathon is just not ideal with a full time job.. well, that's what I tell myself.

Right now I will be aiming to get back to my fitness classes and work on the weights in the weight room.. the weight room is a place that I am not quite comfortable but I need to build some strength so I will be stronger.

Has anyone that is reading ever run a full marathon?


Lauren said...

Hello! I am an occasional visitor to your page and a runner myself. I've run a ton of half marathons and I'm now training for my first full marathon in January. Don't get discouraged! It takes a while, but the half marathon distance will feel like no big deal after a while. Also, this spring I discovered the Galloway run/walk method. You run for a period of time (60 sec for me), walk for a period of time (30 sec for me), and repeat. It's completely changed my long distance running and I enjoy it so much more that I used to. Something to think about!

birthmothertalks said...

Good luck on your full marathon.. The method that you mentioned is there an ap that tells you when to walk or run? I think I would have a hard time staying into my run/walk if I had to watch a stop watch.

Lauren said...

There are apps for intervals! Even some free ones. I haven't tried any myself, though. I have a simple Gymboss Interval timer (https://www.amazon.com/Gymboss-Interval-Timer-Stopwatch-METALLIC/dp/B00CH05BLO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1475963541&sr=8-1&keywords=run+timer) that I clip on my belt. It beeps and/or vibrates when your walk or run interval is over (both intervals can be set to any time you want). This works well because I have running buddies so we can all use a single timer.