It has been over six months since I ran the full marathon in New Orleans, and after a long period of resting and letting my body heal I am slowly working my way back. This weekend I ran 10 miles, my first double digit run in 6 months and was so excited to ramp my mileage up a bit. I am currently focusing on half marathons and being able to run healthy and injury free.
My first of 5 planned half marathons will be the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon this Labor Day weekend. I cannot believe it is coming up so quickly. I have no goals for this race except to finish and have fun. I am not setting a time goal because I know it will be HOT, and it is my first race back so I am going for pressure/stress free. That means that as I have been training my focus has been on slowly and safely adding the distance so as not to reinjure myself.
Because of this I really have no idea what kind of pace to expect out of myself at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon, but I am so glad to be slowly working my way back to some distance running.
Do your training runs yo-yo from good to bad like mine?
What is your favorite race distance?
* Don’t forget that if you want to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon (or Rock ‘n’ Roll Savannah for that matter) you can use the code SQUAREZERO for $10 off your registration.