So on my loosely NON-training schedule I have reached my last few days before my half marathon. Yes I did not want to plan too much for this race. I am still coming back from the stress fracture and I am no Emily when it comes to come backs! So I did the 10% increase from my 6week no running and built up to 13miles.
This past weekend I hit the riverwalk for a 9mile run. ( I did not want to be alone after another attempted abduction at our school so I sought out company) I met Amanda and Dud at the townhouse with a general plan in mind. Dud has had to bike since he has had some pretty bad pain in his knee after our last race. Amanda, who I am so proud of ran almost all the 9miles with me!!
I went out with a pace in mind of no faster than 9:15. Well let's say we felt good and were all over the place with our pace. We had a few 8:30's to 9:30s to average a 9:15pace. We stopped for drink breaks and for Dud to try to run a little. This was a great confidence booster run for me! I loved the company, even when we were all quiet. I tried out my new handheld water bottle for this run and loved it. If it is going to be warm like predicted on Saturday I will be using it again.
Here's to hoping to nice weather on Saturday!
QOTD: Do you race with a handheld? How far of a race is too short/long to carry a handheld?