This upcoming Half-Marathon on Sunday is going to HURT! With our recent move, a changing work schedule, and two little munchkins that consistently need attention, it has been very difficult to squeeze in a run or two. I know I shouldn’t be making any excuses, but that’s life and I have to role with it. I just have to motivate myself to wake up a little earlier and run in the early AM. I have to make time.
It’s Time to ROCK & ROLL!
I am still determined to finish the Los Angeles Rock & Roll Half-Marathon, just not as fast as I would like to. I am also hoping to stay injury-free. My friend that I signed up with is getting over a cold and he hasn’t been able to train either. So we will be the two dudes limping to the finish line!! Regardless on how we finish, we are determined to run it and get that medal. The medal is all the motivation I need and I am hoping the adrenaline of the race will carry me to the finish line. I just have to tuck my head down, swing my arms and put one foot in front of the other until I see the finish line!
Someone told me that a Half-Marathon is basically two races combined into one. It is a 10 mile race + a 5K race. My plan is to take it easy on the 10 mile part, and finish strong during the last 5K. We shall see how this plan holds up, especially since I haven’t been running.
…The 80:20 Rule Applied to Running…
Running is 80 percent mental, and 20 percent physical. I’m just trying to psych myself out before the race. If I visualize the finish line, maybe my mind can trick my body into running and not shut down.
Are you preparing for any races this weekend? If so, post it on the comments below and get recognized for your hard work and training! Good luck to you all!