ZOOMA Half Marathon

It is official – I am going to run my first half marathon! 

Lucy Suprised

This has been in the works for a while now, but last night my friend Erica and I officially signed up.  Running has become a big part of my life over the past year or so.  After I ran my first race, I knew that I was hooked.  It was such a fun environment to be in and I wanted more!  I looked around and contemplated a 10K or doing some more short races, but I decided that I wanted something a little more ambitious and just went for it.  Over Christmas break, I proposed the idea to Erica and she was totally gung-ho so that just sealed the deal.

lets do this

Zooma

I heard about the ZOOMA Half in Annapolis from Melissa, who is an ambassador for the race.  She made the point that for my first race, it should be an amazing one, and that ZOOMA definitely fit the bill. 

  • The course is right on the water and is very scenic
  • Its in early June so the weather should be pretty mild
  • It comes with a sweet swag bag (yoga mat, water bottle and custom necklace)
  • It’s a party!

Party? you may think skeptically.  How could running for over 2 hours be a party?  It looks like ZOOMA does their very best to make it as fun as possible.  After the race, there is an expo with shopping and massages, yoga classes, and wine.  If that isn’t motivation to finish, I don’t know what is!

In order to prepare for the race, I made myself a training schedule.  I got this off of the Hal Higdon’s website, Novice 1.  It was only for 12 weeks so I doubled up a few to stretch it out to June.  Zooma Training Schedule

To make sure I wasn’t going to wimp out, I completed the first week before I signed up.  I found that having this schedule makes it so much easier to workout. When I check the schedule, I just know what I have to do, and I do it.  Mentally, this thing is gold.

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I will periodically post updates on how I’m doing and any tips I may learn along the way!

 

What are your long term running goals?

 

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