The number one thing I think about after a big race is what is my next BIG goal? I’ve been thinking about what my post marathon goal would be for awhile now and knew I wanted to focus on a shorter distance. The sub 2 half marathon is a pretty common goal for runners and I’ve known for awhile now that I wanted it to be the next thing I tackled.
As you can see, from this picture (finishing 10 miles in about 1:45 chip time), I have a ways to go to get to sub-2. However, I’m really confident that I can do the work and get there. I haven’t yet decided on a training plan or a goal race, but I’m definitely thinking a flat, fast, fall half marathon should do the trick. I know that going sub 2 is a goal that is within reach for me. I think that by focusing on speed and backing off the distance training, it will allow me to really zero in on my pace.
If you google “sub 2 hour half marathon” you get a TON of results. The challenge is filtering through the junk to find a plan that you can stick with. I loved training with the Potomac River Running group this winter and if my budget allows (because y’all! this is a post for another day, but I’m taking Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University and WOW. budgets are awesome!), I will train with them again this summer.
Any recommendations for a fast fall half in the DC area? I do realize that flat and DC do not mesh, so don’t let that deter your suggestions! 🙂