If you have been watching my "Look At Me Go" button on the right you have seen that I have been training by running a few times a week and increasing my miles on one long run by one mile each week.
My running buddy, Laura, (she's running in OBX too) and I ran 11 1/2 miles yesterday, than walked another one.
We did 11 in about 2 hours and 5 minutes, so if we can keep that pace up we will be able to finish in just under 2:30, which would be awesome.
I have been using this training schedule since I signed up for my first 1/2. Except I modified it to suit me. For example, I always rest on Sunday. (And sometimes a few extra days).
I have been going to a deep water aerobics class and swimming laps as my cross training. It's way easier on the knees. (And might just come in handy if I get real serious about a triathalon).
If you are reading this going "What? Is this girl crazy? I could never do that!" think again.
I only started running in June. Yes, of this year.
I started with one mile, worked up to 2, then 3, then 4. Then I signed up for a half marathon and started on that training program. And I stop to walk a lot.
Believe me, if I can do this, anybody can.
I'll give you my bib # before the race and you can track me online.
Cheer me on! (I can't wait).