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?

xoxo, christa


  1. Congratulations on signing up!

    We used Hal Higdon's training plans for years and years. They really work. You could try his Novice training plan:

  2. I don't run unless I'm being chased by a serial killer ;-) But good for you lady!

    1. Typically that is the only time I run as well. :)

  3. Congrats and good luck! I'm thinking about signing up for it but haven't fully committed yet :)

    I ran the Columbia half marathon (before it was the "Roots & Blues" half) in 2009 and it was so much fun! I agree with Annette - Hal Higdon's training plans are great.

    1. Thank you, Sarah! You already have one under your belt - why not make it two?! ;)

  4. Wow, that's great, I am not really good in running, but I think I will maybe start running little bit next week :)


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