Johnson Cook

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Register for the Race

 

I have enjoyed thinking about health and exercise from the perspective of establishing a system, thanks to Melonakos’s blog about the subject.   As I hear people talk about getting healthy in the New Year, I encourage them to do the same thing that worked for me to finally get my lazy butt in gear.   Pick a race 3-6 months out, register for it, and bite the bullet to get training.   Looking this far out makes any goal less intimidating.

It just so happens that exactly 11 weeks from right now is the Publix Full & Half Marathon in Atlanta. Guess what, if you can run/walk 3 miles, then you have time to train to complete 13.1. I brushed it off for years as well, and last year I finally did my first half. It was incredibly rewarding. So I will be chugging through 13.1 in Atlanta on March 23.

Here is what you need to know. A novice training plan, courtesy of HalHigdon.com is pasted below, along with the dates you need to track for this race.  Look, I’ve done all the work for you.

Register for the race RIGHT NOW.  Use this code courtesy of ITL Coaching to get $10 off.  LGITLPGM14 ($10 off) — Check out what ITL Coaching is doing to help runners set small goals to meet big ones!

Feel free to register along with team Atlanta Tech Village. (I don’t really know what this means, but it’s cool to say you’re with a team.)

Now get on it.   Don’t just start running without a goal and an end point. If you don’t register for this one, register for something.

WEEK MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
1
Dec 30
Rest 3 m run 3 m run 3 m run Rest 4 m run cross
2
Jan 6
Rest 3 m run 3 m pace 3 m run Rest 5 m run cross
3
Jan 13
Rest 3 m run 4 m run 3 m run Rest 6 m run cross
4
Jan 20
Rest 3 m run 4 m pace 3 m run Rest 7 m run cross
5
Jan 27
Rest 3 m run 4 m run 3 m run Rest 8 m run cross
6
Feb 3
Rest 3 m run 4 m pace 3 m run Rest 5-K Race cross
7
Feb 10
Rest 3 m run 5 m run 3 m run Rest 9 m run cross
8
Feb 17
Rest 3 m run 5 m pace 3 m run Rest 10 m run cross
9
Feb 24
Rest 3 m run 5 m run 3 m run Rest 10-K Race cross
10
Mar 3
Rest 3 m run 5 m pace 3 m run Rest 11 m run cross
11
Mar 10
Rest 3 m run 5 m run 3 m run Rest 12 m run cross
12
Mar 17
Rest 3 m run 2 m pace 2 m run Rest Rest Half Marathon

 

Category: Action, Gumption, Ideas
  • Christian Dodder

    Great Post! Can’t wait to run that race with you!