Well, I'm at it again. I've signed up for another half marthon. I'm doing the same one I did this last spring. The Disney Princess Half Marthon in March.
I need to start training in earnest again. I did run on Sunday-two miles without stopping for a walk break, so I thought that was great. My pace was 11 minute miles-I'd like to be at 10 so I need to be able to maintain the pace I start with instead of dropping off.
My goal for the half marathon last time was to finish and avoid the "bus of shame". I didn't know what else to be able to expect from myself and my body. This time around, I know I can do it, and I don't have a baby that's nursing, so I have upped my goal: finish without taking a walk break.
That means run (or jog really) for 13.1 miles straight. At this point I'm not sure if that's a reasonable goal or not, but I think it is. If I do that and can run at my training pace (running with thousands of other people is very different) I should be able to finish in less than 2 hours 30 minutes. But we'll see, those are lofty goals for a runner of my experience and dedication.
The bare bones goal is to finish in less time than I did last time. That I can do. If I train well. I think. We'll see. Don't pressure me!