Monday, January 23, 2012

Registered: 2012 Running Fit Trail Half Marathon

It's official!  I've registered for the Running Fit Trail Half Marathon on April 28, 2012.  It's on my work calendar and everything, so hopefully my boss won't send me to a customer site that week.  ;)

I've put together a training plan combining elements from several that I found online.  I sort of meshed together a half marathon plan and a 25k plan.  The longest run on the plan is only 11 miles.  I'd actually like to go longer before the race because it's going to be a very hilly trail - 1275 feet of elevation change - and most of my training will be on roads.  But there's a lot of speed work in there, so that should help with the required surges and maintaining speed when I'm tired.

I'm actually pretty excited that I'll be travelling to a customer site in South Carolina again in March.  This is where I found the Anne Springs Close Greenway when I was working out there a few months ago.  It's a fantastic system of trails that I fell in love with.  I'll be working second shifts out there, so I should be able to make it to the trail during daylight hours any day I don't feel too tired.  That will be my best opportunity for trail running before the race.

I'm looking forward to a long trail race in the beautiful Michigan spring!

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