I have every intention of following a training plan in the lead up to this half marathon. I can make progress without one, but I’d really just be making it up as I go along. Not ideal.
The day I signed up, I got on the treadmill to see what I was working with. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I’m an intervals girl, so if I find a comfortable ‘jog’ pace, things should get a lot easier.
This weekend, I’m away and went for a run down along the beach. I wasn’t expecting brilliance, but I wasn’t expecting it to be as hard as it was.
I knew in my head that running on the treadmill is not the same as getting out and hitting the pavement. Now, I know it in my knees.
I kept to the concrete path between the cliff and the sand. I may be a rookie, but I know that running on sand is an entirely different experience.
It was a short run, but I got out there and did it. And I actually ran more than I thought I would.
Definitely a combination of running and walking, looking at my fitbit stats afterward – I ran more distance than I walked. It didn’t feel that way at the time, but it gives me hope!
I won’t be sharing my stats just yet – that will come with the training plan, I suspect.
It felt good today. But that’s just one day, and there are a lot more to come. One day at a time.