This weekend my cousin and I officially began training for our half-marathon in September. We started our training in southern Maine, along the coast, since our race will be on the coast of New Hampshire. The weather was perfect for running. The air was clear, it was sunny and there was a cool breeze coming off of the ocean. Not to mention the gorgeous views we had during the run.
We both ran separately on Friday evening but then did an easy 3-mile run along the ocean Saturday morning. We also did some conditioning and a tempo run at the high school track on Sunday.
It was my first ever attempt at a tempo run and it went pretty well. We did a 2-mile run, with sprints for every straightaway. We made pretty good time, despite the heat.
This week I plan to do another tempo workout, an easy 4-mile run and a longer run this weekend. The half-marathon will be the longest my cousin and I have ever run but we’re getting really excited for the race. We have about four months to train and we are staying positive. As one of my fellow sub-30 club members wrote, “Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and you’ll get there.”