Countdown to Half Marathon; Update 1

Well, about a month ago, I agreed to run a half marathon in October.
A month ago, I said I’d start running actively to build up my mileage.
A lot of time has passed in that month, with minimal mileage happening. Well, up until this past week.

My original plan was to run 2 miles, at least 4-5 times a week to build up my endurance, because I couldn’t run more than 1.5 miles without stopping. That week, I ran 2 miles one day, then stopped. The next week, I ran 2 miles one day, then 1 mile the next, then stopped.
As you can see, I’ve done awful with sticking to my plan.

However this past week, I’ve done a lot. A lot more than I’ve ever done in such a short time.
Tuesday (Jun. 3rd) I ran 3.10 miles, without stopping.
Thursday (Jun. 5th) I ran 3.15 miles, without stopping, and I was able to break my 5k record from last year (~33 minutes).
Saturday (Jun. 7th) I ran 4.05 miles, not stopping, passing my previous longest run from last year, and setting a new, new 5k record for myself (30:36).

I feel behind slightly on my training for this half marathon, but if I can keep up these runs and increase my mileage, I should be able to take it with no problems.

I will loosely be following this program that I found online. Hopefully it will aid me in my endeavors. Well, that’s all for now.

Hopefully my next update will contain less slacking-off and more record-breaking. 😉


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