Monday, April 25, 2011
You want to know the thing that I was most concerned about for the half marathon? Don't laugh: parking. Seriously, the starting line is just outside the football stadium, and parking on campus, in my memory, is a nightmare. Since I'm local, this is something I have to consider. There is no bus service on Sundays, and certainly not in the hours preceding a 7 a.m. start!
I have a pre-paid parking spot in a downtown garage, but the walk to the starting line is a little over a mile. Not a bad warm-up, really. Not a bad cool-down, either. So, maybe that will be my plan. I reserve the right to change it.
As for the training plan, I'm looking at the forecast and seeing Thursday as the best day to do my walking as transportation bit, my last "long" walk before the event. Today's rest and strength training. Tuesday and Wednesday will be treadmill medium distances. And then some strength training on Friday, a rest day on Saturday and SUNDAY, May 1st... the half marathon itself.
I'm pumped for this. I bubbled at my sister over Easter brunch about it... we also oohed and ah'd over photos of her grandchildren... the latest addition only a couple of weeks old now. Gotta love kids. Anyway, that's it for me this morning. Now it's off to work with a fresh energy that comes from a good weekend.
Here's wishing all my Spark friends a happy and healthy new week!