I’ve blogged about runners who race and runners who don’t, and recently I’ve become a sort of lost runner. Not training for anything and just spontaneously participating in a 5k every once in awhile.
When I was doing some speed work last week, something clicked.
I need to train for something. I need a goal.
I’m competitive. I’m competitive with myself. And lately, I’m sorry to say, I’ve been a little down on myself. I let myself get slow and need a kick in the butt to get going again.
This year I’m running the Suffolk County Half Marathon. Last year I ran the full marathon as a comeback race my first full season after having baby #2. For the second time I was 2 minutes short of qualifying for Boston, so I definitely have unfinished marathon business, but that’s just not my goal right now. I haven’t run a half marathon in a while and think it’s a perfect fall goal. My current half marathon PR is 1:43 and I’d love to come close to that. Right now my paces are nowhere near where they need to be, so I’m excited to see my progress as I train.
I’ve already started following a Paleo diet (this has to do with the husband and his little journey–updates to follow!) and being consistent and purposeful in my training–and I’ve seen progress in just about 2 weeks.
I’m going to be mapping out my specific training plan, and like I usually do, it will likely be 3 days a week based on my fave Run Less, Run Faster. I’m already loosely following the plan as I’m trying to build a little base.
I’m excited to have a goal, especially because I know I have a long road ahead of me.
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