Despite that being true, I actually did set a PR at the 3M half marathon at the end of January.
I finished just 40 seconds faster than my previous PR on a fast, downhill course. I know my PR was due mostly to the generosity of this course. Therefore, I just can't help but wonder what could happen if I actually DID do the training to get better, stronger and faster.
And thus operation get Susan a PR begins AGAIN and I think I have a lot better chance of succeeding this time. Basically the plan is pretty much the same, but I'll lay it all out for you again.
Monday: Body Pump and 3 miles
Wednesday: Body Pump and 3 miles
Thursday: Core and more and tempo run
Sunday: Long run
You can see my specific training plan here. I have 10 weeks until I'll be running the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. My previous time on this course is 2:09, but I'm hoping I can do it faster than any race I've done before and finish in less than 2:08. It's not going to be easy because this is a hillier course and when I ran it last time I weighed about 10 lbs less.
I'll be running with my friend Tracey who can typically run a 1:55ish half marathon. I hope she'll help push me to my new personal best. I can't expect Tracey to do all the work for me, so I'll have to put in the effort here with my training. I hope Tracey's up for a lot of huffing and puffing and possibly some swearing.
So there you have it. Operation lose some weight so I don't have as much lard to haul around and get a new PR have begun. Wish me luck.