"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." - George S. Patton

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

We Will Call This, Chapter Two

The Amica Seattle Half-Marathon. The time has come. When it cools down tonight, my first day back into training will commence with a short 3 mile run.

I haven't run since June 26th. You heard me right. I haven't hit the pavement that I have grown to love so much in two months. I'm not sure why. I have been really busy, but if I am being honest with myself, not too busy to squeeze in a few miles here and there. I guess I just took a break, but I am ready to face my new training schedule head-on.

I'm going to follow Hal Higdon's half-marathon training schedule again. I liked it, it was realistic and it helped me power through the 13.1 at the Rock and Roll half. I am, however, going to focus on really working on the cross and strength training this time around because
A: I want to be faster and
B: I want to have a sexier physique (if you know what I mean)

On another exciting note, I think I have sucked my husband into my little obsession. We went out and bought him some new Asics and he is going to train for the November race as well!

Get ready for a lot more blogging from this lady. Also, wish me luck. I just hope I can still run 3 miles without stopping!


  1. Hi! I found your blog a while back and wanted to introduce myself ~ I'm Jessica and I live in the West Sound area (Kitsap Co). I've *just* taken up running and am training for the Aflac Irongirl 5K on Sept 12.
    Kudo's to you for finishing the half and now training for another! I plan to train for the Olympic Discovery half next spring!! Maybe I'll see you at some races around Seattle!!

  2. Yay! I'm so glad you're back. Can't wait to see how you do. Question: during your train for your first half, how much did you worry about speed? I can't seem to go very fast...I'm sort of a turtle.

  3. Jessica! Hi there! I think I'm going to do the Irongirl 10k! We may just see each other there! Congrats on getting started! :)

    Hi Jennifer! How is your training going? And dude... for my half... I didn't worry about speed AT ALL. I will say though, if you take a few days a week and do a little bit of strength training, you will become faster as your core muscles become stronger. When I started I was like a 14 minute mile, and by the time I was ready for the half I was like an 11-12 minute mile! DO NOT WORRY about your speed. The finish line is all that really matters in distance running! :)

    Yay! Good to be back! I can't wait to hear you girls' stories!