Hey everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend (and Monday). If you follow me on insta you may have noticed that KC and I had a Halloween party on Saturday night. I thought I'd share a couple of photos, and then we'll get to training talk.
It was a fabulous night, if I do say so myself. I didn't feel so fabulous on Sunday, but it was worth it.
Ok, onto the reason we're here today. Last time I talked about my goal for my 4th half marathon, which was to just
finish run the whole race, and to not do any worse than I have done before (that's no fun).
To recap, here are my previous half marathon times:
And for half marathon #4? 2:33:21. Definitely nothing to write home about, but nothing to sneeze at either. I knew I wouldn't break my dream goal because I was not prepared, and that's my own fault. Just makes me serious about training for the next half. Which will most likely be the KY Derby mini in April 2015. I didn't use an app or anything, I just wanted to run and not have a voice telling me I was going too slow or whatever - I know I'm in the minority, but sometimes I just want to run, nothing else. I listened to an audio book (3 guesses which one...) and it was perfect for me.
|the medal is super cool|
I was able to see Rebecca as I crossed the finish line which was SO AWESOME. I felt like a superstar, normally they hand the medals to you but we pretended I was all fancy and she put it on for me. I basically fell into her arms in the pretense of giving her a hug, and she held me up until I could stand on my own... just kidding. I thought I was about to die, so we didn't get a photo and I tried to walk back to her afterwards but was told I couldn't. Boo! I also tried to meet up with Katie, but we couldn't find each other. No fair! It was nice to know they were there either way.
Anyway. So the point of my training for tuesday post today is to share my new goals.
In April 2015 I want to break 2 hours. I know I can do it because I was so close in 2012, so I need to get back in similar running shape, so my goals right now are to run 3-5 times a week. That's it.
I haven't done proper strength training in so long, I have really missed it. I have done little videos here and there, but haven't done a full on workout at the gym so I'm excited to get back into that.
I don't do enough yoga, I want to get to where I am doing it 4-5 times a week. I'm not very good, but the only way to get better is to keep doing it, right? I think I am going to do the first Erin Motz challenge again before moving on to the new challenge.
I need to work out a schedule for myself, like running on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and yoga Mon-Fri or something like that. Some kind of schedule with all the workouts. I like routine. It's kinda nice to know that I can just workout for the fun of working out right now, with no race in the near future. I know this sounds kinda silly, but knowing I have running friends (even if they are all on the internet) makes it so much more fun and exciting, and it really helped me with this race - if I didn't have Alyssa or Tracy telling me I could do it and hosting this link up, I probably would have given up training altogether, but I didn't, so thanks ladies!
One thing I really struggle with is continuing to run or workout during the winter. Normally what happens is it gets too cold for me so I take a small break in early November which suddenly turns into February. Anyone got any tips or tricks to stay motivated during winter?