Notice my October mileage? ---------------------------------------------------->
Notsomuch running going on these days.
4 of my co-workers and I are running the Cape Cod Marathon relay on Halloween morning. I have the lovely 6 mile hilly leg of that race.
But 6 miles? Ehhhh...even if I wasn't in that good of shape, I figure I can still
On November 7, my youngest brother and my Sis are running a half marathon near our hometown in upstate NY. They invited me to run too, but I begged off, simply because I knew I
But I made plans to head to NY that weekend. To watch them.
And then I realized that it would suck just to watch. That I'd get there and feel disappointed with myself for not running.
So I came up with a compromise:
I could run the last 6 miles with them! Perfect!
So that was the plan. (Emphasis on *was*)
But then my little brain started thinking:
How would I get to Mile Marker 7 to join up with them?
Where the heck would I park?
And sure, those are just petty logistical details that I'm certain could be worked out. (Probably just by scoping out the race course the day beforehand, right???)
But wait! There's more!
But what if I jump in and start running with them for the last 6 miles and they still run faster than me?
Then I'd be the moron running through the finish line, sans my siblings, with no number.
NO. THANK. YOU.
So that same little brain of mine started working overtime.
I threw out my idea on twitter.
"Ok, so do u think it's possible for me to start training now for a 1/2 marathon on Nov. 7? I can run 6 miles now w/ no problem."
And received a number of affirmations that yes, indeed, it could be done.
Someone suggested I look up Hal Higdon's half marathon training program.
I started at Week 9.