It is that time again….
Half marathon training time!
Today marks the first official day in my training program for the Indianapolis Mini-Marathon. I have trained for three other half marathons on my own in the past and created my own training schedule each time, but this time I will be completing my first training plan created completely by someone else and with a group.
Picture from the Monumental Half Marathon
Last week, NIFS Mini-Marathon Training Program had the official orientation where we received our much anticipated training schedules among other fun running goodies. Typically, I complete eight weeks of training for a half marathon, but this plan has me training for 14 weeks. I am anxious, nervous, and excited to begin this program because it will be a completely different experience than what I am used to. Typically, I complete my long runs all by myself (it is hard to find a friend that wants to run over 6 miles!) but the training program has the group completing all of our long runs together. I think it will be fun to have a large group of people who can relate to what I am going through while training, and I can’t wait to support my pace group through their ups and downs.
I just hope the weather holds up for our first group training run on Wednesday!! It has been pretty rainy these past couple of days…
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