Sorry about the lack of update last week. School started back up and it has been hard to find time to even run, let alone blog about it.
You didn't miss anything.
Now that the semester is almost in full swing and I am getting used to my schedule, I'm ready to finish out my last 2 or 3 weeks as best as I can!
I'm so happy to say I ran my first double-digit run on Saturday! I had 10 miles on the schedule, but it was super soggy and rainy all day. And my sister-in-law came home from California to visit, so I was at a cookout for her for a good chunk of the day. I ended up having to split my run up because I just didn't have enough time at any given part of the day. I woke up and did 3 soggy miles outside in the morning, had lunch, ran another 5 on the treadmill, ran out of time and had to leave for the cookout, came home at like 9:00pm and did another 2 on the treadmill. It was freaking exhausting. But I made it, and my tendon that has been bugging me didn't really start to hurt until my evening run, so that's good news to me!
Honestly, I have no idea how to train for the next couple weeks. A taper seems dumb and I don't feel the need to back off as much as I feel like I need to remain loose and consistently active at my current level. But a lot of articles I read recommended some kind of taper for a half, especially if it's your first (which it is). I am pretty sure I'm gonna go for 11 miles this coming Sunday and that will be the last long run. After that, it will probably be stretching, light cardio, and short runs for the last 2 weeks. And planning out the other details, like figuring out the course, what I'm gonna wear, getting my fuel together, etc.
I can't believe it's almost over! The idea of being a half-marathoner is totally nuts to someone who hated running their entire life and couldn't run longer than 3 minutes at a time a year ago. Anyways, wish me luck and good vibes for my last long run! 19 days until race day!