Lately I've been in a running slump.
I know I have the marathon in October, but that's so far away. So yesterday I decided to just find a half-marathon coming up soon and sign up. There is the Chicago 1/2, but I wanted a smaller marathon so my family could come and we could enjoy it together without it being such a big, crazy production.
I ended up signing up for the Hawthorne Woods 1/2. I'm very excited. It's small, has a great course, and is only like 30 minutes from my house! So I officially have 5 weeks (and 4 weekends for long runs) before I run the race. I did a 10 miler last weekend so I hope I will be ready in 5 weeks, but I'm a HUGE procrastinator so signing up at the last minute works for me.
My thoughts were:
Weekend 1: 12 miles
Weekend 2: 8 miles
Weekend 3: 12 miles
Weekend 4: 5 miles (cutback weekend)
Then, during the week, I usually only run one or two days, but I'm hoping to motivate myself to run 3 times a week...somewhere between 3 and 6 miles a run depending on schedule, kids, etc.
So that's my plan....I'm definitely not running this for time (I usually am around 1:45 for a half marathon but will pretty much be happy under 2:00...hoping for between 1:50 and 1:55).
Ran 3.5 miles today on treadmill (8 minutes/mile) so my first day of motiviation was a success!