I registered for a half-marathon.
The training plan I'm using from No Meat Athlete lasts 12 week and includes four runs a week, two cross-training days, and a rest day. I actually had the training plan long before I registered for the Rock 'n Roll Cleveland Half, back when I had (very) briefly considered running a different half. Luckily the schedule as is required very minimal tweaking to fit my routine, like making sure the one cross-training day was on Saturdays for my yoga class.
|I take organization to a scary level|
Four years ago, life handed me a huge motherfucking bag of lemons. My entire world was flipped on its head and I spent a good six months nearly suicidal. Details are unimportant, just know that it was bad. Very bad. I was a very different person back then. Almost unrecognizable and I don't just mean physically. Mentally, emotionally -- all of it really does feel like a lifetime ago. And if the differences are noticeable to me I can't even imagine how it looks to an outside observer. So for my half-marathon training to start on this weekend of all weekends seems....fitting.
Yes, ladies and gents, this is what a big ol' glass of ice cold sparkling lemonade looks like and I can't wait to tackle those 13.1 miles.
Any advice from more seasoned runners out there?
Love from the ashes,