Training update…


74 days until my next half, the half I am supposed to own. The half I’m supposed to be ready for and I don’t feel ready. I don’t feel like I will be ready and I’m super nervous, at least the weather is improving, fingers crossed we are done with snow and sub 25 degree temps and I can avoid the treadmill and stick to the streets!

I know 74 days is a good amount of time. It’s about 10 weeks… well 10 weekend’s, the race is on the 11th so yes I have time. I just keep thinking is it enough time? enough time to be mentally and physically prepared. I think so, yet I keep doubting myself and that sucks.

Why am I doubting myself? For starters my training hasn’t been going exactly as planned, I may have missed a run or 2, not that big of a deal but I have missed time/length and that is what is scaring me. I have yet to hit a long run of 5 miles (hopefully this week) and I have not been able to get my self up and out the door during the weekdays so I can hit 3 miles (getting in mostly 2-ish) I’m close, I’m just a little off/behind but I can turn it around…

So… can I do it? Sure I can. Will I be strong enough to PR? Maybe, maybe not and that is ok. Of course I want to PR, doesn’t everyone? but more than that I really just want to get back into the swing of running. I’ve modified my plan a little bit… cross training isn’t working for me, so I’m swapping that out with a 2 mile hill workout, outrageous right? I plan to alternate between running up and walking down and running down and walking up, kinda my version of hill intervals, if I do that on a local loop it will be about 2 miles (1.85 to be exact and it will serve as a cross training of sorts) plus I suck at hills so…

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I don’t want to say I happy  that I am nervous and second guessing myself but I am happy it is happening now when I still have 10 weeks of training left opposed to like 2 weeks before. I have the time to re adjust and I am thankful for that.

Are you running the Air BnB Brooklyn Half? or another late May half? What does your training look like?


    10 weeks is a ton of time! I have complete faith in you. I have a 10 miler in 4 weeks yikes!

    Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner | 2 years ago Reply

    Hi! Nice to "meet" you! I'm a plant based runner too. :) 10 weeks is plenty of time to get in your training and rock your half!

    Jennifer @ Dashing in Style | 2 years ago Reply

    You will be fine! I have a full in 7 weeks...and I'm battling PF. I am determined to get to that start line!

    wendyistakingthelongwayhome | 2 years ago Reply

      eeek! 7 weeks is still sometime though, I think you'll be fine ;)

      Josephine | 2 years ago Reply

    You still have time to get in a great training block and potentially PR! I know how it is to feel nervous about upcoming races though even if they seem far away. I think it's just a sign of how much the race means to you - and that's a good thing!

    Sun | 2 years ago Reply

      thanks :) its been a while since i've raced im sure that is not helping

      Josephine | 2 years ago Reply

    10 weeks is plenty of time! My very first half I signed up for 6 weeks in advance. I survived- I recommend more training than 6 weeks lol, but I was able to run the entire race and finish in a decent time. Your plan looks good and I know you'll be fine!

    Montana @ Pretty Lil Mudder | 2 years ago Reply

      wow 6 weeks!? eeek... i feel better about my 10 weeks now ;)

      Josephine | 2 years ago Reply

    I didn't feel ready for my PR this weekend, but I was. My winter training added up more than I expected.

    Coco | 2 years ago Reply

    You can do it in 10 weeks, you've done the hardest part and that is signing up and putting it all out here. You'll get great support, you should link up your weekly training posts with us in the Weekly Wrap, we'd love to have you! The weather should be getting better that always helps with training for a race for me! | 2 years ago Reply

      thank you! i hope so... and ill check out the wrap, thanks! ;)

      Josephine | 2 years ago Reply

    You have plenty of time! Often times training doesnt go as planned, and thats ok. I think alot of people have trained for races in less time than that!

    Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine | 2 years ago Reply

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