We have a lot going on in the Smith house right now and I want to run a full again when I can put in the proper training - I don't have time for another 6 hour marathon! (pun intended) And right now, I just don't have the time. Last weekend's disappointing performance at the Women's Half (recap here) made me realize that my time would be better served improving my speed so that I can have a better half time to take to other races for better corral placement. That, plus the training schedule just meshes better with our family schedule.
Does all that make sense??
I sure hope so.
I got squared away with the help from the folks from St. Jude yesterday, although my bib will still say marathon and my runner tracking will still say marathon, I will receive the half shirt, finisher medal, and most importantly, an official half finish time.
And even MORE importantly, I am still running as a St. Jude hero! My fundraising efforts are still underway - if you haven't donated, I would LOVE it if you would consider doing so today! I know I appreciate your support and so do the kids at St. Jude!!
I have officially switched over to Hal Higdon's intermediate half marathon training - the words tempo run, race pace, and intervals are entering my vocabulary!! I am looking forward to a fast 5K this weekend.
Thanks again for hanging with me and supporting me along this journey; I know I have another full in me - it's just not THIS one.
QOTD: Do you incorporate tempo runs and intervals into your training? Share some tips with me!