With my half marathon coming up in 5 weeks, I’ve been stepping up my training.
I believe that Portsmouth, NH must be one of the more beautiful places to run. We have the historic downtown, the riverfront, Newcastle Island, and the ocean. Today we ran the first part of the half marathon course for a total of 9 miles.
We started at Portsmouth High School and ran out to the ocean. We ran on the road along Wallis Sands beach and Odiorne Point and back up quite a large hill toward town and the high school. It was a beautiful course and the weather was perfect — sunny and high 40’s-low 50’s.
I’m on track with my weekly long runs — today was 9 miles, but I’m not quite there with my weekly mileage. I wanted to get in a total of 23 miles this week, and I ended up with 19. This is simply due to the fact that I only run two days during the week and then a long run on the weekends. I should really get 5 miles in on a third day.
But, I am doing well, running strong, and giving myself plenty of recovery time (maybe too much!).