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Training has begun!

I finally registered for the Rock n Roll 1/2 in Raleigh! This will be my first 1/2 since Emma was born – I thought I would bounce back and get into running very quickly…not the case at all. Running hurts – just like it did when I first started, building endurance is much more difficult this time around. I definitely feel like I am starting from scratch (in a lot of areas fitness related)

The 1/2 is in the middle of April so I have 11 weeks to train, I really just want to finish this 1/2 so 11 weeks is just fine. I won’t start trying to increase speed until the summer months. Today it honestly took a lot out of me to complete 4 miles…and I didn’t even run the whole time. I walked about 1 mile of the 4 and ran at a pretty slow pace. The general plan is to run 4 days/week –

Tues/Thurs – short runs 3-5 miles

Saturday – long run increasing a mile every week or every other week until I get up to at least 10 miles

Sundays – medium runs 5-7 miles (for the first few weeks, my Saturday and Sunday runs will be about the same distance)

Rock n Roll Raleigh is going to be hosting some fun runs leading up to the race day – these runs are on the 1/2 marathon course. I think I will participate in a few of these to make sure there aren’t as many hills on the course as the Ramblin’ Rose in Durham had! That was miserable – I hate hills!

I will have a friend to run this one with – she is actually running the Disney Princess 1/2 in a few weeks, she is way ahead of me in terms of training and running. We have never run together before – but we are good friends so I know it will be a lot of fun!

I am really looking forward to training for this – it will be good for me to have something else to do and something to work towards (along with my weight loss goal) Getting my focus back has taken me awhile but once I get it – I am pretty locked in!!

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