The Half Marathon in Fresno & Clovis is 22 weeks away.  We started training last week with Ryan Hall’s Half Marathon Training Plan.  It’s only a 10 week plan, so we decided to do half of the miles these ten weeks, then the full program the next ten.  Here is my wrap-up for the 2 weeks.  It’s Sunday, so confession time as well.  And, I’m not even Catholic.

  • I’ll get this out of the way first:  Last Sunday out in the country, nature called.  It called my name LOUDLY, and I had to go in a farmer’s orchard.  My running partner ran on ahead, and waited at the next stop.  She was the only one who knew.  I told one of my other non-running friends, and she sort of looked at me like I had suddenly grown two heads.  That was the last time I would tell someone who doesn’t run.  I’m gonna have to blog that stuff with you fine people.
  • Thought of Razzdoodle today during my first mile, which typically bites (the mile, not thinking of Razzdoodle).  It’s when I try to understand why I’m running, why I’m not in bed at 5:30 am on a Sunday. 
  • We are doing the Short program of Ryan Hall’s training.  Which actually feels like a LOT of running, and not short at all.
  • I have no idea what TEMPO or SPEED runs mean.  I’ll admit that.  I’m winging it.
  • When it says *4 miles* PLUS a warmup and cooldown mile, I’m like, wait, I’m supposed to run differently?
  • I need less salt at night.
  • ….and no ice cream at night.
  • ….or anything after 7pm if I’m running the next day (see bullet 1)

I leave you with a picture of my backyard, which is where I spend my cooldown, swimming a few laps, sitting in my spa with coffee, cranberry juice and a Luna bar.  It’s my own slice of heaven, and the morning glories in my toolbar are in my yard.  I took the dogs for a long walk after my run today, and my lab Chet fetched the ball and swam all morning with me.  Life is good.  Gotta be better than yesterday.

HAPPY SUNDAY!!!

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6 thoughts on “13.1~Sunday Confessions 1 & 2

  1. Awww….you think of me when your running sucks. I’m touched.

    Let me know how that “no ice cream” thing goes for you. Maybe I’ll have some for lunch instead.

    Happy training!

  2. You’ll get used to the mileage in no time(wink, wink)!! I opt for Skinny Cows instead of regular ice cream at night, it’s my snack at night.

    I love the morning glories and your backyard, it would be where I would be too!

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