Busy Week, Non Existent Running

20 Nov

This past week was an insanely busy working week for me, so my half marathon training suffered. While I was supposed to complete two 5 mile runs and a 12 mile run, I managed to complete one 5 mile run. It just happened to be bad timing that week 11 of my 13 week training plan coincided with all sorts of work dinners and events that I couldn’t really avoid. Here’s hoping this week goes a little better as the half is in less than two weeks!

This week, my half marathon training plan that I have (loosely) followed has me running two 3 mile runs and a 6 mile runs, but I know that won’t be exactly accurate. I signed up to do two virtual runs with For the Love of the Kids which raises money for Paul Newman’s non profit, the Hole in the Wall Gang, a camp for children dealing with serious illnesses.

The way the virtual run works is that you sign up for the race of your choosing- a 5K, half marathon or both. Before the race you receive a race t-shirt and bib in the mail. Then, during the designated dates, you run your race distance or distances! The organization provides four days to run, so you can complete your races when it’s convenient for you. Once you complete your race, you return the For the Love of the Kids’ website and enter your race time. After the race, the organization mails you finisher medals!

I tend to be more motivated when I am in a “race” mentality, so I thought this was an awesome way to motivate myself in the final stretch of training, support a deserving organization and gain some new race bling! With the Thanksgiving holiday and a lighter work schedule, I should be able in good shape to get my training done!

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