Monday, March 19, 2012

15k Training - Day 1

I have always wanted to run a half marathon [and eventually a full one], but if you'd see me run these past few months, you would never guess that I'm that motivated.  As of late, 3 miles sprinkled with a few puny hills are enough to make me want to peel over and pass out. 

Its taken me months to find a webpage that lists running events in the Dominican Republic, but alas, I have it bookmarked!  The next run in Santo Domingo, a 15K, is on Saturday, May 26th.  So we're going to do it, I don't know how, but we will!  And since 15K (9.3 miles) is only 4 miles short of a half marathon, I'm confident that I'll be running the half marathon that takes place this June.  

I know the training will seem intense, but if boyfriend and I ran a 10K after only one month's training than surely this is possible!  When the going gets tough, I'll just think about how good it will feel when I'm crossing the marathon off my bucket list. 

We have 10 weeks - we'll run 3 days a week {4 days just sounds like torture}.
Today is Day 1.  Three miles.  Easy peasy, I hope. 

Tips?  Recommendations?  Inspiration?  Gimme 'em! 


  1. Oh wow...congrats! What an awesome goal to work towards - such motivation you have. I could most definitely use some of that to get myself into gear. I never ran more than a 5K, but I always find slow and steady for training and working your way up and getting your body ready for such a feat is the best thing. You can surely do it!

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment about my article:) Have one lovely week! xx Marisa

  2. You can do it Tiasters, it's really not that hard. Once you get past 5 miles, you will be fine!