13.1 miles, 21.08 km: berliner halbmarathon

so i signed up for the Berliner Halbmarathon, aka the Berlin half marathon, on April 5th. today I jumped into a 12 week training schedule (pdf of my training plan here, created with the nike+ site which i don’t especially enjoy using), a week and a half late. after last year’s 10k training (blogged here here and here), it’s nice to be back on some sort of prescribed workout plan. this morning i had to replace my garmin forerunner 50’s battery, (followed this) as well as my pedometer foot pod’s battery. today i tried out my new running gloves for the first time, they made such a difference against the cold. here is a shot of the ice from my run today:

but luckily it was just a three mile jaunt, not a 7 miler like tomorrow has planned. the half marathon will be the longest race i’ve ever run (and trained for), and i’m hoping to have fun in the process! also i am back on the less-of-a-crummy-diet bandwagon: less booze, less junk food vegetarianism, more protein and veggies and rice and all that good for you stuff. rumor is we are getting an elliptical trainer at the office this month, so i will be able to log the shorter runs at work.

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3 Responses to “13.1 miles, 21.08 km: berliner halbmarathon”

  1. ms. b Says:

    go you!!! that is awesome! i just started running myself, but with the cold and ice, i haven’t run since i got back from hawaii. maybe i will be able to do the munich 1/2. michael did it last year, but that bastard is in such good shape that he didn’t train hardly at all.

  2. Jan-Mark Says:

    “How cruel to leave your dog behind, come to think of it, it is probably equally cruel to leave your photographer behind, too. Maybe they can keep each other… eh… never mind.

  3. jadawin Says:

    Running is life! (with bike and swim)

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