Running – Take Two

I want to run a half marathon this June.
Yes, I go through this every year, and I’ve failed miserable these last two years.
I want to say this year would be different yet I don’t know that for sure, but I’m going to try.


I learned the hard way that the key to running a safe and successful race is training.
I started a training schedule this week; I’m starting off slow…
On Monday I went for a brisk five-kilometre walk.
On Tuesday, I turned up the music and danced, for an hour.

I ran a slow and steady five kilometres last night towards Coal Harbour and back.
Tonight I skipped (as in the skipping rope), and tomorrow I’ll try some hot yoga or floor exercises.
I plan on doing a longer ten kilometres on Sunday.


I remember the immense pride I felt from running my first half-marathon, and the disappointment of the second year because I didn’t train.
I really want it to be different this time, I want to be prepared, ready and confident.
Here’s to trying!

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  • Reply Kate

    hi! good luck with your training. i’m just about to start training for my second half-marathon, on the other coast. winter weather makes it hard to get motivated though! just wanted to say i enjoy your blog and all the lovely photos…

    7 February, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    • Reply Elsa

      Thank you! I’d imagine it’s even harder to train during winter if you’re in the east coast. Feel free to pass any tips my way. Good luck on your half-marathon training.

      7 February, 2011 at 6:02 pm
      • Reply Kate

        thanks… i’ll probably use a modified Hal Higdon training plan… do you use any particular training plan?

        11 February, 2011 at 12:36 pm
        • Reply Elsa

          I’m looking into the Hal Higdon plan, I think I’ll be using a modified version of that too 🙂 Thanks!

          14 February, 2011 at 7:45 pm

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