Today is the last day of Week 2 of our 12 week Half Marathon Training Plan. So far, we have ran close to 25 miles, 12 last week and 13 this week. It’s going pretty well so far, but I am still doing short walking breaks during the runs, firstly to give my heart a break because it gets up to 187 bpm, depending on my pace. Secondly to give myself a chance to get some water. I feel that my heart is getting stronger by the day, and since my weight is dropping as well, it is having to work less to keep me moving. My breathing is pretty much under control with the help of the Albuterol inhaler. I no longer wheeze when I run, which I am sure eases the nerves of the person running next to me. Hopefully I no longer sound like I am going to drop dead at any moment. I honestly feel better too. The process is slow, but baby steps is the key to getting me into better shape and event ready. I am looking forward to crossing the finish line, no matter what the time. I will be proud of myself just to be able to call myself a Half Marathoner. Bring it on Week 3.
February 1, 2015