Today is the official first day of my Half Marathon training class with Fleet Feet of Baton Rouge. I'm excited, disappointed and nervous.
Schedule for the week:
Monday - 30 min run @ 6.5-7rpe
Wednesday - 30 min group run @ 6.5-7rpe
Friday - 30 min run @ 7-7.5rpe
Saturday - 40 group run @ 6-6.5rpe
Tues/Thurs - rest or cross train
All perfectly doable runs.
But I am disappointed because the runs are time runs instead of distance runs. I am slow and I don't make the class cut. Basically if you run a 10 min mile or less you will get your 3 miles in. I am running somewhere between 11 - 11:30 min miles so I won't get the full distance in. When I run alone, I set my goal at 3 miles. Some times I can go longer, 4 miles being my long distance. I just don't see the point in running less than 3 miles.
I am nervous for two reasons. As mentioned above, I am slow. So I am worried that I will push too hard to get faster when I should be focusing on just finishing. AND I will be running at 6 pm in the evening. I never run at that time. It's just too hot right now. The heat will slow me down I fear.
I guess my goal should be to let my mind go free and just run what I can. That'll be a first :D