My next half marathon is the Relay and Run for 21, but the official Nike Women’s Half Marathon training app started today, so I decided to follow along with their training plan. I am using the intermediate plan, and it works out really well because I am supposed to run 14 miles on the day of the Relay and Run for 21 half anyways.
I decided to run outside today because the weather is supposed to get bad tomorrow, so I probably won’t be able to run outside again until the weekend. Even though today was not warm at all (a brisky, but sunny 27 degrees!), I love running outside way more than being on the treadmill or running on the indoor track, so I decided to go outside anyways. I also got to try out my new Saucony running gloves I got today, and they worked quite well! (Not to brag, but I got quite a deal for them – only $14.99 at TJ Maxx compared to the $30-$40 they sell for in regular stores!)
It actually wasn’t that bad while I was running because I tend to get very heated, but when I was doing my cool down walk at the end of my 3 mile run, I literally became quite cool and couldn’t wait to be back to my warm apartment! I didn’t push my run at all today, because I have longer runs for the rest of the week, so I just enjoyed the 3 miles. I am so excited for DC and it feels like it is so far away, but I know it will be here before we know it!
Tomorrow, my training run is 5 miles and focuses on my speed work as it has intervals in it. I am pretty excited for that because I need to focus on that in order to achieve my goal of having a sub 2:00 hour half marathon time sometime this year!