I started 'training' for the half marathon last week... not real sure I can call it training yet since I'm not following a plan, just kinda winging it for now. [i know, find a training plan, yea yea, I will!!!] I did 4.3 miles on Monday, 30 minutes on the bike and a 2 mile run on Tuesday, took a rest day on Wednesday, 60 minutes on the bike on Thursday and 5.2 miles on Friday.
yep... that's right... my once super lazy, excuse making self ran [slowly] 5.2 miles. It took me 70 minutes, which puts me right around a 13:30 minute mile pace... definitely on the slower side... but let's remember who we are talking about here. I couldn't even run a mile without stopping two months ago.
week #1 total: apx 11.5 miles
Thank you to all my runner friends for your encouragement and tips!!! Not real sure what week #2 of training will look like... maybe it's time I focus and find a training program that will work well for me. I don't know why I've been so hesitant to commit to one but I definitely understand it's the best way to go.