Monday, May 19, 2008

And so it begins...

Running Distance: 6 miles Run Time: 55 minutes

I went for a nice 6 mile run on Sunday. Actually, it was rather tough. I don't usually run on Sundays but I missed Thursday and Friday's runs because of classes and a school board meeting for class. It didn't really help that it was a tad bit chilly and windy outside and my ears were killing me as a result. Somehow I made it back in a decent time...

Today is my first day of my training plan for the half marathon. I think I'm set to run 3 miles. It's going to be pretty tough to run these short runs on the days they tell me to because I tend to get carried away and keep running.

I checked out a book at the library that looks intersting. It's a Runner's World book on women's running. Hopefully I get to crack it open soon...so busy lately!

3 comments:

chris said...

Nice run, Rachel. What if you mixed it up a little on some of your boring 3 mile run days. Do some hills, speed work, or a short tempo run or something. That way, you might wear yourself out a little and not want to go more than is required.

I gotta get my plan together since it is time for me to start training as well!

I assume the stitches are pretty much gone now?

EmLit said...

I agree with Chris, it might be a good idea to switch things up and challenge yourself in a way other than doing distance on your shorter run days. Maybe try to keep a set pace, or, like Chris says, do some hills or speed training?

I'm looking forward to hearing all about the new book :)

Rachel said...

Good points! I did plan on doing some interval, hills, and such. They are written into my plan, just forgot about the fact that they will help make the 3 mile run more tiring! I haven't done them lately in an attempt to prevent the stitches but it appears that they have now left so I can get back at it again!