Back in April someone ran his first 5K and then he ran another one in June and I think he has now caught the running bug. Last week was Week One of training for his first half marathon. Yes, you heard me right. My other half has committed to running a half marathon on November 17, 2013. We will be running it together and I will be there to support him all the way to the finish line.
We will be running the inaugural Surfers Point Half Marathon in Ventura, CA. I couldn't help but run it with him since early bird registration is only $35.00 until August 1st. The course is pretty flat and it is by the beach so I think he will enjoy it. I pieced together a half marathon training plan for him and now it's up to him to make it happen.
He is a little nervous about it but I know that as soon as he starts to build up his mileage he will feel more and more confident about it. The furthest distance that he has ran to date is 5.15 miles so he does have some work to do! I did make him promise me one thing...not to interfere with my training time. HA! We ran 5 miles together on Sunday at an easy pace and he finished his first week with 13 miles. That is the most mileage that he has ever attempted in a single week!
Hopefully he sticks with it and we will be crossing the Finish Line together on November 17th!
Do you run races with your significant other?
This will be our first race togther.
Do you train together?
We will run some of our runs together but not all of them since I am currently training for some other distances.