Horsetooth Half Training

Well, its that time of year again… hate.. dreadmill training. YUCK! I seriously don’t think there is anything worse than running numerous miles on a treadmill. Talk about booooring. BUT I have to get ready for a few races coming up: Boulder Half Marathon and the Horsetooth Half Marathon (my nemesis). I have never run the Boulder one so I am looking forward to that but the Horsetooth Half is a very very hard one. Beautiful scenery but crazy hills. It’s supposedly one of the hardest half marathons in the country.

Pretty steep.

Picture I took on a training run last year of hill number 2.

Hill 2 Race day.

Me and my running father.

Since I really really reeeeally hate treadmills I think this time around I am going to do a lot of cross training. SWIMMING will be a good focus as well as cycling. I am going to try to run outside on weekends if I am not in the mountains but that will definitely throw a wrench into my no treadmill plan. I may have to suck it up! Tonight will be the start of the dreadmill training. Hoping to get in around 5 miles 🙂 Wish me luck!!!

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2 thoughts on “Horsetooth Half Training

  1. Megan says:

    Good luck with the dreadmill training! I almost always watch tv while I’m on the treadmill, but even that doesn’t always keep me distracted. I trick myself and say I can look down to see how far I’ve run at the next commercial break, but then when it comes, tell myself I have to wait till the next one. And then continue with that. Sometimes it sorta works. haha

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