Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Training.. To Train

Alright ladies and gentlemen, I'm doing it (finally) - I'm training for my first half marathon. Actually, I'm starting my training to train for my first half marathon.

"What is this girl talking about?" Well, my ultimate goal is to run in the Pittsburgh Half Marathon next Spring, so I started doing a little research to see what training will look like, when I should start, and so on. As it turns out, training for "Beginners" is designed for people who consistantly run 20-30 miles per week on average, and, while I do love to run, I definitely do not reach this weekly mileage on a regular basis. Alas - I am training to train.

Day one is today. How do I feel? Pretty oblivious at this point, other than wondering how last night's dinner indulgence is going to set me back as I venture out on my first official T2T (cute right?) run today. Oh well, c'est la vie.

With this commitment to train comes a wave of necessities...

Nike Women's LunarGlide+ 4 Running Shoe - lightweight, syncs with the Nike+ app on my iPhone, and I'm mildly obsessed with the color

Judging by the drastic cooldown over the past few days, I'm betting that it is going to get chilly - and fast!

Let's be good, good friends

That's you, blogosphere. I'm going to need some major support to help me reach my goal!

So off I go! I'll update as I progress, including details on great trails and running routes around Pittsburgh (this is The Pitts, after all).



  1. Good luck!! I started training for one, was up to 6 miles a day, and then sprained my ankle :( maybe seeing your journey will inspire me again!!

  2. YAY! You got this, girlfriend :)