Welp, it’s almost here. The 3M Half Marathon is this Sunday, and my lackluster training is about to shine through. Remember my well thought out training schedule which would yield a desirable 2:15-2:20 finish?
Best laid plans. It hasn’t been touched since December.
It’s not that I haven’t been running – it’s just I haven’t been following a plan, per se. I run every Saturday with our ZOOMA Texas Training Group, but weekday runs have been fairly sporadic. Well, up until last week when training for the New Jersey Marathon started, but that’s a story for another post.
Bottom line: I’m not nearly as prepared for 3M as I would like to be. I give anyone who trains for their A-race/a full marathon/basically any endurance event in January HUGE kudos. It’s tough getting through the holidays and sticking to the plan. I learned this last year, even declaring “Overall, I really enjoyed the race and I look forward to doing it again next year – properly trained, of course!” but apparently temporarily forgot as I chose 3M to be my 2012 half marathon A-race. Whoops…
With 13.1 miles looming on the horizon, it’s time to set some race goals:
Goal A sub-2:20 (10:40 pace)
Goal B sub-2:25 (11:03 pace)
Goal C sub-2:30 (11:26 pace)
Goal D Finish under 2:37, my current PR set in San Antonio
At this point, I’m not sure what will happen on Sunday morning. With a 29:46 5k PR and 1:01:36 10k PR, I think I definitely have a faster half marathon time in me. Is this time attainable for 3M? It’s hard to tell.
Do you have an A-race in 2012 where you plan to blow your current PR out of the water? Do you have trouble sticking to a training plan through the holidays?