It's official. I put the finishing touches on my training plan last night. I unofficially started training for the MetroPCS Dallas (Half) Marathon two weeks ago. It's about time I wrote down my goals and plans. My last half was in April and my time was 2:11:23. I'm hoping to improve my PR by at least 5 minutes, which means my goal pace is going to be 9:40.
Now, for the plan you've all been waiting for. Drumroll please....ta da!
It is not set in stone. I almost never stick to a training plan 100% and almost always have a week when I get sick (knock on wood...not this time). Also I'm a little nervous about doing the 8 mile Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving so close to my half, so that may turn into a training run or a different 10k.
My focus will be to run 4 times a week and slowly increase my weekly mileage. I added a tempo run each week so I don't get too comfortable at a 10 minute pace like I tend to do. Lately my runs have been really fast (for me) and I've felt really good about it. I am definitely looking forward to this round of training.