Sunday, July 28, 2013
No Turning Back Now...Soldiers Half Here I come
I have never done a destination race so this is the first time I will be travelling and then running. I will be sure to pack a couple of options based on the weather and I told hubby I would pack my pre-race usual 1/2 bagel with peanut butter. I am so lucky because even though he isn't running he is my best race partner. He has been looking over the course map and explaining the route and prepping me. All of this, and he is spending his anniversary weekend cheering me on at my second half. I think he is a keeper.
So my goal is under 2 hours. I am not sure I can do it, but it is what I am shooting for this time. I was 2:04 on my first and it was freezing and super hilly. I am hoping I can improve on that. Today we did 7 miles at the Atlanta Beltline. It was my first longer run in my new Altra Intuition. I am thinking those will be my half shoes. They felt pretty good today and I know I have time to break them in more before the race. I am excited to be doing another 1/2. I love that distance. It is enough of a challenge for me to up my training without me having to give up too much time training. I just don't think I am a marathon kind of girl and I am okay with that. I don't think it makes me less of a runner. I am open to any advice from those who have traveled for a race. Fortunately for me it is just a 2 hour drive so it is an easy way first time away.