Wednesday, July 31, 2013

How NOT to Train for a Half Marathon

Since I last saw you I got pregnant, ran through my pregnancy, birthed a child without pain medication, and started running again.

Getting back has been hard.  Much harder than I thought it would be.

Enter the blog.

You get to hear from me again {if you choose to}!

I now present my first post in over a year...

How NOT to Train for a Half Marathon
  1. Sign up for a big race (like a half marathon) when you are completely out of shape, but feeling extra motivated and excited about being in excellent shape.  (For example, when you are 7 months pregnant and hyped up on sugar during Christmas break).
  2. Do not pick out or write up a training plan.
  3. Try your best to always choose sleep (or sitting on the couch) when you should be completing your workouts.
  4. Only run 1-2 times a week... or just whenever you feel like it.
  5. Fuel entirely on processed white carbs, marshmallows, and the occasional fruit.
In spite of doing my worst at training, I didn't run my slowest half marathon ever.  I ran the Timp Half Marathon in 1:48:41 with an 8:15 average pace.

Here's hoping I can get back on track and set a healthier example for my kids of fit living.