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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Half Marathon? Don't mind if I do.

Another month has flown by! I realized that my goal this year was to do a half-marathon, and the year is already half over. I’m flirting with two different half marathons this year. One in the Quad Cities in September, and the other is in October in Des Moines. I feel like having around four good months to train I should be good to go. Heck, maybe I will do both of them. I need to just register for one so:

A) I actually stay on track to train for it.

B) The sooner I register, the cheaper it will be.

I’m giving the Hal Higdon Novice training schedule a whirl. I started off yesterday with a three mile run. I had already worked eight hours and I had to work my bar job last night for another eight hours. In between jobs I went on the bike trail to give a 5K a whirl. (((Nike +))) It was hot and humid, so it made it very hard to breathe. I was hoping to keep my pace under 15 minutes and it was an average of 14:35/mile! I hope to one day run a mile under 10 minutes, but slow and steady wins the race!

April and May I didn’t do so hot with my 10,000 calorie challenge. I’m going to keep that as a goal, but if I don’t obtain it I’m not going to beat myself up about it.

Day: 1 Weather: Humid, high 80’s. Felt like 1,000,000. Calories burned: 565 Calories till goal: 9435
Only 115 days till the Quad City Half Marathon!


  1. Nice JaJo! You can definitely do the half in September. Keep me updated on your training (I need motivation too)

  2. We can hold each other accountable! Have you registered for yours?