Also, a little side note. I was talking to some people about marathons the other day and we were talking about the Louisiana and how it is a qualifier for Boston. I was wondering why people come from other states to run here. Apparently, we have some of the best weather and flattest roads. Who knew?!?! Then, I got a little sad because I realized that I can't even say, "Maybe I would have a better time somewhere else, where race conditions are better." Crap.
If you are not a runner and you want to be I highly recommend the couch to 5k program. It is an 8 week program that starts out slow. I ALWAYS start out with this program when I haven't been running for a few weeks. It insures that I won't hurt myself and my knees don't want to give out. I'm doing this right now as a warm up. When I finish this I will start on the couch to 10k which is 14 weeks of training. Slow and steady people. THEN...Hal Higdon's intermediate (am I being over zealous?) half marathon program which is 12 weeks. This is 34 weeks total of training and the half is in about 48 weeks. This gives me PLENTY of time to train if I keep up my running all year. This also helps me to meet my 365 miles this year goal. I haven't forgotten!! So, to all my runners...or want to be runner...or if you are like me very slow joggers out there, this one is for you!!
I also plan to post a playlist later this week as well as put together a list of places to run in BR and pville (with the help of some facebook buddies) with the mileage of each.
Word Tom Fleming. Word
There are a lot of people who, literally CANNOT run. I am not one of those people.
Is it bad that I thought if I run a another half that is only 337 M&M's and that's really not THAT many. I mean, I think I could do it. The M&M's, not the half.
This one just made me laugh out loud.
And last, but certainly not least...