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I Finally Have A Training Goal

running-goalAfter four months of just enjoying running and not having any real focus, I now have a short-term goal.

The next three months of training are going to be focused on a 1/2 marathon in August.

Since I love the long course stuff, I had to up the challenge a bit by picking a race in the peak southern heat. So The Hottest Half is my destiny.

To be honest, I have never trained specifically for a half before so this will be a bit of a new experience and experiment.

My training will consist on two quality sessions per week that will contain various mixes of speed work. The rest of the weekly running will be fairly easy running.

What is my goal for this event?

I am going to aim for a sub 1:30. Last year I ran the race in 1:33:16 while training for a 50 miler. The overall training this time will be a bit of a flip from last year and will contain lower mileage-higher intensity versus higher mileage – lower intensity. It will be interesting to observe how the body responds to this approach.

My fastest half to date was back in ’05 with a 1:29:53. I was in serious Ironman training and the race was in December with temps in the 30s-40s. I just remembered that I actually did a four hour bike ride the day before. This cracks me up. Ironman training was a different beast.

Time to sweat!

What is your current running goal?

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David – EnduranceBuzz.com

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About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

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