First, I wanna say, in Colorado in December and January, it's fuckin cold. And for some reason, it ALWAYS snows the night before my long run. So I have had to battle the elements a little bit. But I think it will be good practice :D
As far as following the C25K plan, predictably I am not anymore. 1. I hate the dreadmill. I stopped running on it. I love to run outside and I hated it every time I was forced to run on the damn thing. 2. I get SO BORED. Back to the dreadmill thing, but I get bored running like that. I would rather follow my plan, which is run for as long as I can, walk as long as I need to, then run some more. It's working out. I am shaving at least a minute off my long run (3 miles right now) every week.
I have some running buddies, which makes a HUGE difference! My friend Nicole is running the half with me, and my friend Jenny is just along for the ride. She doesn't like the idea of running 13 miles yet, but maybe we can convert her as we start running longer distances.
My goal is to start running short runs during the week now that I will be getting home before dark. I think that will make a big difference in my long runs too. I also want to up our Sunday mileage to 4 miles. That seems SO FAR, but it's only another mile. I guess it really is all in your head.
I am excited to add regular runs into my P90X3 routine. I love running, and my week day ones will only be about a mile, so it will be a nice little cardio addition.
So yep! Any of you training for a half? Any advise? A friend of mine just did the Dopey Challenge at Disney, which is a 5K Thursday, a 10K Friday, a Half on Saturday and a Full on Sunday. He is kinda my hero. I am gonna ask him today if he wants to write about it for me because I would LOVE to hear how he trained and how it went and all that jazz. So fingers crossed for that! I can't imagine running a full the day after a half! HOLY SHIT.