WHAT DO YOU RUN FOR?
Here are a few running programs that I recommend for half marathon and marathons. I believe that following a training schedule is extremely important (especially if this is your first one) to allow you to train in a smart way for your race. I personally followed the beginner’s program for both the half marathon AND full marathon with great results.
I am one of those people who works really well on a schedule. I like having a structured plan and these were easy to follow and helped me stay focused and on the right path to running a smart race! GOOD-LUCK!
People are always asking me what I think about on my long runs. I don’t really have an answer. Typically my mind NEVER shuts off. I feel like I constantly have about three million things going on inside my head all the time. Running is the only time my mind is quiet. I am at peace and it seems like the outside world just goes away. I think that is why I am so addicted to it…I am not kidding when I say it is my form of yoga. As soon as I stop running (and I mean instantly) my mind starts going again. Are you still with me, or have I completely scared you off?! I recently found an article on Active.com called, Running Can Be The Glue That Holds Life Together. This completely describes how running makes me feel! Check it out…maybe you can relate or maybe it will make all of us runners seem a little less crazy! haha!
My PR’s (personal records) to Date:
1/2 Marathon: 1:31:56
Full Marathon: 3:50:05