"Our aspirations are our possibilities" Samuel Johnson
My plan for the half is to TRY and finish in less than 2h30m...the program I am following is for a 2h15m pace. I would be SO happy with this time. At this point in my training, that is not feasible...at all...but, that's my goal. There I've said it, it's out there!
For those of you who asked....I'm registered for the Ottawa Half-Marathon on May 30.
I realized today that for some reason, I thought that since my goal was to run longer distances, that I should focus (ONLY) on long, slow runs. I learned today that running a 3K (which, didn't seem like a lot to me)...at 6mph, felt like forever!!! Actually, I didn't manage to do it all at once. I ran 1.5K at 6mph, so in 9m18s and then I walked for .1 mile and did the next 1.5K at 5.7mph, so in 9m54s. That's 6.37/K :) I have never done this before...so, a regression...NOT! Sure the longer runs on the weekends start off shorter than where I was at, but I can see why, considering I may barely be able to walk by then (okay, I may be exaggerating a bit here). Overall, I was on the treadmill for 30 minutes and did 4K (including the walking and warm-up running).
I then VERY SLOWLY made my way over to the other end of the gym to do my strength training. I did everything on my list, but the muscle in the back of my thigh is still not loving some of these exercises, so I was cautious. Otherwise, a good workout overall!
Thanks for your amazing support everyone.