This past weekend I did something that I honestly was pretty unsure of.
I completed the final long run in my half marathon training plan. 12 miles with an 8 minute and 9 second pace. This is just 9 seconds slower than what I need to be on race day to complete the race in 1:45.
The best thing about it? When I was done with the run, I felt GOOD! A little tired, but good!
When I initially stated that my goal was to complete the half marathon with an 8 minute pace I was very hesitant to post the goal in such a public place. I was scared about not being able to reach my goal time, but I put it out there anyway. I think the accountability is really helping to push me through, and you know what? Even if I don’t make my goal on race day…at least you know I tried!
I’m not sure if it is the training plan I have been following, the physical condition I was in before training, my mindset, or a combination of all three of these factors but there are some huge differences that I have noticed with this round of half marathon training:
All in all, this round of training has been pretty smooth (thank goodness!). Now it’s time to focus on eating right, stretching and foam rolling regularly, and resting. Race day is in 10 days…bring it on!
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That is so exciting (and amazing!!!), no matter what your pace on race day, you clearly have SO much to be proud of. Enjoy your rest leading up to the race. My most recent fitness goals accomplished were an unassisted pull-up and a headstand (without the wall).
You are too sweet, Kim!! AND a beast! Unassisted pull up and headstand? You rock!
Wow, that’s fast, great job! Feel like you could keep going after your long runs?? Sounds like you’re ready for your first full marathon 🙂 My husband and I are going to attempt our first full in April at the Carmel Marathon… yikes!
AH! Full marathons sound so scary! I love that you are running a full with your husband! Brian works out with me, but I don’t think he would voluntarily run a half or a full!
Thanks Emily!! Where are you going to be at the Monumental expo??! I want to meet you!
yay! you are going to do great!
Thanks Danielle!! 🙂
So happy and excited for you! 1:45 is definitely my goal for my next one 🙂
You can do it! Looks like your first half was pretty amazing 🙂
Great job on your run girl! I am not quite finished, but I have about a week and a half until I am done with an 8 week bootcamp program! 🙂
Woo!! Is it Tina’s Best Body Boot Camp?