So I’ve signed up to run a Half Marathon on May 5th, 2013.
For those of you not currently obsessed with running – a Half Marathon is 21.1 kilometres or 13.11 miles. Which sounds scary, likely because it is scary.
I frequently find myself breaking up the distance into manageable chunks in my mind – because I’ve never run that far before and I’m finding it hard to really digest:
- All summer/fall I ran to work in the mornings a few times a week, which is about 5k from my house to the gym – so I just have to run there, and then back, and then there and then back again.. and then around the block
- The longest official race I have participated in was 8k – sweet so the Half is less than three times that
- My longest run yet was 11.5k – so slap on an extra 10k and we’re there
So.. it still sounds like a very very long way.
As with most endeavors in my personal life, I have every inch of my training for this planned out – at least I think I do.
Not surprisingly either, prior to even starting my training my body is starting to revolt – which is ironic since I’ve been running less (both in terms of frequency and distance) recently than I did since starting running last year.
So as of February 11th, I’m on the road to my Half Marathon. For those of you that have to deal with me in the real world: expect an increased amount of limping and general whingeyness – my apologies in advance.