Last year I made a lofty goal of running 6 Half Marathons, 5 10ks and 4 5ks for 2012. Well it’s now 2012 and my racing schedule offically began last week when I ran in the 2012 Hearts and Sole 5k. I did okay..no let me not lie, I did horrible! I finished in 40 minutes after previously PR ing on Thanksgiving Day in 36 minutes! I’m not blaming anyone but myself because I had not ran AT ALL that week leading up to the race. The whole month of January I would run maybe twice a week.. totally shaming my ability to be a faster runner. I really don’t have anyone to blame but myself–> I need to do better.
So with that terrible finish behind me, I am getting back to the training routine I did when I trained for my first half marathon on 10.2.2011. For the rest of the month of February I do not have any more races lined up but in March I have 2 races with most notably my 2nd half marathon, The Publix Marathon, on March 18, 2012 and a trail race on March 3, 2012 in Conyers, Georgia. With that being said I am in training mode for basically the rest of the year! Look below for my 5 ways I am becoming a better runner so that I can officially tackle a full marathon with a couple of buddies of mine at the St. Jude Marathon in December 2012.