Numero uno on the deployment bucket list is to complete a half-marathon before Jamie is home, so I signed up for the St. Jude’s half the day after Jamie left. That was six months ago, and now those 13.1 miles are staring me in the face – two months of training to go! Just for the record, the training has not been going well. I’ve made two very detailed training plans, both of which I was SURE I’d stick with. Yeah. That didn’t happen!! I like to stick with what is comfortable, so I’ll do my “long” runs of four, five, or six miles once a weekend, which REALLY isn’t going to cut it anymore! I kind of have to add SEVEN miles to the longest I’ve run so far. Yiiiikes! I’d say I run, on average, 10 miles a week. Pathetic for someone who is signed up to run two halfs!!! Yes, two. Jamie signed us up for the Rock-N-Rock half in Nashville in April. whoop! I actually am really looking forward to that race because I’ll finally get to run with Mr. 50 miler, and he already knows he has to stay with me. 😉
So October I am setting out to accomplish another one of my goals on my bucket list: to run 100 miles in one month! I am going to be spending nearly three weeks in Roanoke in October with work, and I know that I’ll have a lot of downtime in the afternoon, which will be the perfect time to run. Since I travel alone, I literally won’t have ONE excuse not to run almost daily.
I’ll need to run around 3.3 miles a day, but I’m not going to accomplish this goal quite like that. I’m going to run 5-6 days a week, with some being long (6+) or short (less than two… recovery!). Hoping that this all averages out to 100 by Halloween!!!
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