One of my New Year's resolutions was to run a half marathon by the end of 2011. As I looked at the calendar today, I realize that I only had a few more months to actually make it happen! I knew I needed at least 3-months to train, so it was now or never.
Alas, I signed up for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon on October 2nd. The race begins in Alexandria, VA and ends in National Harbor, MD.
I've never run more than 6 miles in my life so this will be a challenge. I ran a 5K in Hyde Park while I was studying in England and I did a year of cross-country in high school. Other than that, my experience in long-distance running is slim to none.
My training regimen will be a mixture of shorter runs, kickboxing, strength training, yoga, and 6-11 mile runs on Saturdays.
Training officially starts tomorrow so any tips would be greatly appreciated. Wish me luck!