Train to Win

So let’s be honest I’ve been writing the same blog post for possibly 3 months. I wish I was kidding, but my ability to be continuous is lacking! However, I am doing my best to make that change! (No this isn’t the blog I’ve been trying to write!)

That being said, this will be short, sweet and too the point! On September 11, 2016 I decided to get motivated again. What’s more motivating than spending money on a race?? Nothing! I have officially signed up for the Wicked Wine Run 5k and San Francisco Rock and Roll Half Marathon 2017!

I didn’t run the first week and last week I got in 2 runs with an amazing 4 mile hike today! This week starts my real training! This will be my 5th big race! I started with a 10.6 mile run in April 2009 and have since completed 3 half marathons (and more 5ks and 10ks than I’ve kept count) .  My only goal for this race (my 4th half marathon) is to complete the half in under 3 hours. I am really hoping for 2:45:00!

First step is to actually train. I am not known for consistency (hence the beginning of this post) especially with training. My first half I was running all of the time. I was running on a schedule. All of my other races (5ks, 10ks, 10 miler and half marathons) I haven’t really been consistent. I am normally in the gym pretty hard months before a race  but I don’t hit the pavement until six weeks or lets be real the month before. Tomorrow will be the six month mark before my big race and I am going to start the day with a run on a treadmill. I’m not ready to run a full 10k or hell even a 5k but I a ready to continue to the training! I am taking this baby steps seriously since I don’t want to injure myself (again).

So today I end the day with over 14k steps. Here’s to more consistency!

— Run JKO Run!