I think I am going to register for a spring half marathon because I want the race shirt.
What. This is not me at all. I really only race a few times a year and try to plan it so I am in top shape for each race. I run to compete. Sometimes against the clock, sometimes against other runners. I am a competitive person.
But this shirt is so amazing. I really want it! So even though there is about a 0.00001% chance that I will be ready for a half marathon at the end of March, I’m planning on signing up soon.
The good news is that not only have my long runs been getting longer, they have been getting faster too. My last three long runs were:
- 8 miles, 9:32 pace
- 8 miles, 9:16 pace
- 10 miles, 9:07 pace
So maybe, just maybe, I’ll have a major breakthrough in the next 7 weeks and absolutely crush this race. It is very, very doubtful however because I wasn’t planning on starting speed work until April or May. Right now it is all about building a strong foundation of easy miles. I don’t want to venture too far from that plan because I need to keep my focus on my birthday marathon (11 months to go!).
Even though I don’t expect to have a great finish time, it will be nice to check in on my progress so far and determine where I am now compared to last fall. Plus I haven’t raced since September. It is probably time to get back out there.