- As mentioned before, I normally run later in the day. We are meeting at 8am on Saturdays though, and I got up just after 7, got dressed & made coffee, and gulped down a peanut butter sandwich along with my coffee in the car on the way to meet them. What I SHOULD have done, and what I WILL do next time, is treat it like a race day: getting up 2 hours prior to run time to eat some cereal or a granola bar with a banana, drink water, then get dressed, and drink my caffeinated coconut water in the car on the way to run.
- I can run faster than I think, so it's a good idea for me to run with other people occasionally - they make me push myself, and that's a good thing.
Monday, July 1, 2013
Pew to Half Training, Week 1
On Saturday, I met up with some other runners from my church to train for a half marathon on Sept. 14. Some of them have run a half before, but it will be my first. This week was just a 3 mile run, and each week we will add a mile. The other runners all do about a 10 minute mile, though, while I normally run a 12 minute mile. I was really pushing to keep up with them, and later just to keep them in sight. I did okay, but I learned a couple of lessons: