Half Marathon Journey: Week 17

May 12, 2016

HalfMarathonWeek17

This week we ran 10 miles, which means only 3 more miles to go! I can’t believe it. And to be completely honest, I’m really ready to finish this thing.

I want to clarify something with y’all that I recently realized I haven’t shared. When I say the word “run,” it doesn’t necessarily mean we run the whole way. From the beginning of this training, we have been doing walk/run intervals. And I love it! Some people might argue that stopping and starting makes it harder for them, but it works really well for us. Our favorite interval and the one that we have been doing for the past couple of months is 15 minute run, 3 minute walk. Mentally, this has been the biggest help. Instead of thinking “let’s go run 10 miles,” I only think about the next 15 minutes. It gives me a quick goal that makes the time go by faster. It’s also been easier on my body and the injuries I have been dealing with. During the walks, Jamie and I are able to check in with each other, drink water, refuel or do a quick stretch or celebratory dance. We’re planning to run the whole race this way!

So if you want to be a runner and don’t know where to start, I want to encourage you to try doing intervals. Start doing them of the same time (2 minute run, 2 minute walk), and slowly decrease your walking time until you’re at an interval that challenges you. Don’t forget I wasn’t a runner when I started training and I promise you, if I can do this so can you!

Miles this week: 18 Miles
Total Miles: 242 Miles

One thought on “Half Marathon Journey: Week 17

  1. Rachael Creech

    Proud of y’all!!! Jamie’s face in all these pictures…………… YGP. (you go, people!)

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