half a resolution

December 8, 2010 at 8:57 pm 1 comment

last week was the start of what is likely going to be a chaotic holiday season of trying to steal miles where i can. i managed only 15 plus pilates. but i did try to focus the running i did get in on speed work ~ something i haven’t really done since may when pain took over my life. tuesday i hit the tread for intervals. five 400s at 8:00 minute miles. then thursday i did a quick two miles at 8:15s. i never run that short a distance but since it was all i could get in by running home from sab’s holiday music program i figured i’d try to pound them out at a semi-decent pace. saturday was 10 in the woods with b3. we picked up the pace a little faster than we’ve been doing and felt strong. i’m still slow. but this was a start and i’ll eventually get to the finish.

so here’s the next goal. because we all know i need one. gasparilla is in 11 weeks. the full is no longer so the half is mine. and so is a pr. i haven’t run a strong race in months. not to sell myself short. i know the pride i have the right to feel for running last year’s gdc with food poisoning or chickamauga as a last minute decision. but fact is, time does matter and i want to be able to tell mine without having to preface it with stories of overcoming obstacles and being proud just to finish.

the next few weeks won’t be easy. family visits and out of town adventures. holiday feasts and new years nogs. but there’s a 1:56:00 half marathon waiting for me in february and it’s not going just appear under the tree in a pretty little box with a red bow.

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  • 1. Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather  |  December 12, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Great goal! I’m training for a half on January so it definitely keeps me on track, especially with this nasty weather.

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