So I finally decided to commit to the Ralston Creek Half-Marathon on February 10th. This means I have 8 weeks to get my runs from 3 miles to 13.1 miles. I’m hoping that is enough time to train and finish in under 2.5 hours. I ran a 10K in May in 1:11 and I spent the first half dealing with my stomach, so I think with some quality training I could easily meet my goal. I am planning to do a half-ironman triathlon this summer and I feel a half-marathon will make me feel more confident come race day.
Monthly Archives: December 2012
I recently decided to work harder at not being lazy and get 2 runs in each week. This week I waited until Friday to go on my first run and the weather was calling for snow. So where do i decide to go? Caribou Ranch of course. To get there I had to drive the Peak to Peak Highway which had snow in places. It took me an hour to make the drive, so by the time I got there the weather was starting to turn south.
I left the car and it was just cold. As I started running I felt a lot better than I expected, after my bike ride on Tuesday. I was suprised to see that the trail was mostly free of snow. After a mile it started to snow and the wind was picking up. I decided to turn around early because I was driving the car and if something happened I would likely be without cell service in a un-populated area. I got back to the car and the snow was picking up. I left the parking lot and headed toward Nederland (which is maybe 500 feet below Caribou Ranch), where it was not yet snowing.
Running in the cold was exhilerating. I really hope I can keep up the motivation to run through the winter. I am really looking forward to running while it is snowing, if the snow ever comes.