Friday, March 16, 2012
how many miles?
So... I am signed up for a half marathon. That's 13.1 miles. Very, very long miles.
What's that? You've never heard me talk about running before? Yeah, that's because I don't run. I am not a runner. My friend convinced me to join her team... so I am determined to at least give it the ol' college try. :)
It's a women's charity half marathon, called the Go Girl Run, sponsored by MU Women's & Children's Hospital and benefiting six local charities.
I've started running on the treadmill to help build up my endurance. Controlling my breathing is the hardest thing for me, probably because I do have some asthma. I recently switched to the the trails and sidewalk since it has gotten warmer, it's easier for me go longer distances when I'm not staring at the red flashing light on a machine. I have a couple of training schedules picked out, I'm kind of creating my plan own using those two as a guide. I'm going to run as much as I can, but won't be disappointed if I have to walk part of it.
So call me crazy and wish me luck, at the end of May I will be running 13.1 miles. :)
Have you ever run a race? Any tips for a newbie like me?