It's that time again - time for the Phedippidations Worldwide Half Marathon Challenge! In spite of some anxiety about my ankle and head cold, I have decided to get geared up for the big 13.1 mile training run tomorrow. I have formulated a course that can be best described as "Susan's favorite roads." I am hoping to complete the entire distance, period, as goal #1. Goal #2 would be, of course, to beat last year's time of 2:47:09.
Coach Terry has altered my marathon training schedule from here to St. Jude's. I'll now run 3 times per week instead of 4 to reduce the wear and tear (pardon the pun) to the ankle. And you know what? I am OVER my pipe dream of training a zillion more miles this time around... after all, many people say you should train as short of distances as possible, as slowly as possible. I have grand visions for my marathon day, and I am confident that it will be an amazing experience.
Run, my friends, run!