Monday, April 7, 2014

Half-Marathon Training

           Training for my half-marathon after knee-surgery and a sprained ankle.
                                                       Longest run yet.

Wow ... just wow. Even one day after my longest run - I still can't believe I actually did it.

I was a little concerned about my training because my legs thought they had to go on strike but after taking a week off - I am back.

I did take a little break after work before heading out for my 14K run. I decided to run along the Legacry Trail ... I told myself not to think about running 14K ... instead run 7K & then turn around and run home :) The first 4K of the trail was clear which was very nice ... the rest of the trail was covered in snow. 

 Trailed covered in snow!

 Taken on my way back!

I had to run a little slower and more carefully on the snow. I am still a bit scared running outside after slipping on ice and spraining my ankle. I did turn back a little to early because I had some tummy problems but felt alright when I got close to home. I decided to run an extra round because I didn't quite reach my goal. When I got home I had a big smile on my face.

 Very happy after my first long run ever!

Each and every step I took after 10K was a personal record, personal highlight for me. It felt awesome. Can you remember how you felt after your first race? I DO. I was overwhelmed ... I was happy ... I almost cried at the finishing line. It was an absolute amazing feeling. That is how I felt yesterday. I can't wait to go on my next long run.

I am looking forward to my first half marathon.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the fold Antje? Woohoo!!! We have another blogger among us. I can't wait to follow your journey as you train for your first ever half marathon at the Calgary Marathon series June 1st. Congratulations on your first run outside since your injury. The Three Sisters mountains in the background are so beautiful. Canmore is a great place to live, work and play. AWESOME! :)