Friday, October 19, 2012
Skeleton Skamper Half Marathon Initial Thoughts
In effort to hit my 400 mile goal for the year I set out on a 10 mile run a few days ago and hit that goal. I've heard of people training for a full marathon running a 20 miler around two weeks from their race date. I took the same ratio and applied it to a half marathon with the exception of it being a few days closer to the race. I also planed some shorter runs this week in planning for that race, probably a 6 and 3 mile run by Thursday. I'm hoping for 9:05/mi, or just under 2 hours, to be my half-marathon pace. I think with the race time adrenaline, a better night sleep and better meal planning will help me shave that 30 seconds off the pace per mile. I'm not sure if this goal is a long shot, but I did run 13.1 in 2h 7m 28s earlier this year and that wasn't even a race.
I'm trying to cut out simple sugars and stick to normal meals, fruits and vegetables but I'm addicted to candy. I occasionally have a soda, but snacking happens mostly on almonds. The occasional cookie or two...or three. The usual dinners include a veggie, entre and usually rice or potatoes. We'll see how that works.