Things have been incredibly busy for me in the past few weeks. After a disappointing finish at the Get In Gear Half Marathon, I’ve been thinking a lot about my training plan for the Red White & Boom! TC Half Marathon (RWB) and how I can set myself up for success. Weight loss continues to be a focus, along with logging my training miles. I know that while I continue to train and improve my pace, I’ll see a huge improvement to my pace by simply weighing less. Carrying less weight means moving faster, easier on my joints and muscles, and physically LESS of me to propel in forward motion.
This past weekend, I ran the Get in Gear Half Marathon. In 2010, I ran the 5k and the 10K in 2011. I was really looking forward to running the half marathon this year to complete the "tri-fecta", if you will. I wanted the opportunity to run all three races in three consecutive years - as testament to how far I've come and how much I've improved.
A few weeks ago, I posted about my running and training plan - specifically, using Hal Higdon for my 2 half-marathons and the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon this year. I feel fairly confident about my running plan for the upcoming year, however, a recent doctor's visit (including height and weight measurements) revealed a need to focus on my diet and nutrition.
Hi, Ann here, checking in with my marathon training. Hopefully we got introduced last month on the Twin Cities In Motion Blog and in the January Mile Marker newsletter. If not, click here to learn about me.