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.
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Now go run!