Spring Goal – Get Faster

So I ran the Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon with my pals Kim and Katie.  We came in with very good times, I thought.   Katie, disappointed that she missed her goal by about 6 minutes has convinced me that we can (yes, we) can do a Half Marathon in 1:49.  This has, against my better judgement, become our new goal.

We’re going to do the American River Parkway Half Marathon in Sacramento on May 1st and  I’m hoping for a relatively flat-ish course.

In order to reach that goal (which I’ve altered to 1:49:59) we have to maintain an 8:23 pace.  Gulp.  It’s about 30 seconds faster per mile than my previous PR.  Double gulp.

But I have a plan!  I’ve downloaded an intermediate training plan from Dartmouth (you gotta love Google).It’s a 5 day plan with speedwork,  a few easier runs, a run at our race pace and then our long run.  In order to reach my goal I will have to stick with it pretty consistently.   I’ll keep you posted on our (my) progress and we’ll see what happens.

Any tips are encouraged! Email me at keli.honsberger@gmail.com.

Now go run!

Keli 🙂

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