So, I have signed up for the Tallahassee Half Marathon that runs on February 7th. I ran this particular half marathon last year and PR'd. It was a pretty much flat course, and I absolutely LOVED running it!!!!! This year, the course has changed, and I have heard through the grape vine that there are now hills along the course!!! That will make it a bit tougher.... I am definitely better conditioned going into the half this year than last year...... Consequently, I was debating, do I give it my best and try to obtain a sub 2 hour time (which is my all time goal to achieve with a Half marathon), or should I stay controlled since I need to run additional miles afterwards as directed by my training plan for the Full Marathon I am running exactly one month later. When in doubt, ask the Coach!!!!
Wise words from the Coach that designed my training plan:
And there you have it, I must stay controlled!!!! No matter the amount of adrenaline running through my veins that day!!! I have much faith in my training plan that was designed by this local running coach! I check in weekly, and he advises me on my upcoming runs! I seriously think this guy is a genius!! So glad I decided to have him design a plan for me!
I made not be a FSU fan, however, I do think that the campus there is beautiful!! It was cool running on the campus at the start and end of the race.
Friday is here!!!!! And know what that means?!?! REST DAY!!
Oh, how I LOVE FRIDAY!!!!! I honestly do feel the week catches up to me by Friday and that resting prior to my weekends runs helps my body.... otherwise, I tend to get really fatigued. And by Saturday morning, I am ready to run!!!!! :D
Well, gotta run! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!! Thanks again for your support of this blog! UNTIL LATER...............
Have you ever incorporated a race of a certain distance in a training plan for another race? Was it hard to control yourself to not just "go all out" so to speak?
Do you have a rest day in your training plan? Do you truly rest or perform crossfit/yoga?