I sent an email to two health clubs asking about swim lessons explaining my needs and weaknesses. One facility told me their instructors were not taking new clients. That seems like a poor way to run a health club. The other club emailed me right away to say yes they had instructors who could help me (at least they are thinking positively) so I have emailed back attempting to find a time. I am excited about another try at getting better. I did feel I had a good swim on Thursday and went faster. When I was done my mile I thought the clock was wrong but I was just a wee bit speedier. Or not so slow.
I did my run after school - my much delayed brick and that went great too!
Sunday I have my first half marathon of 2012, hopefully the first of many. This will be my 19th half!
It is not a half I have trained specifically for so what are my goals.
I want it to be between my slowest (2:12:10) and fastest (2:00:55) half marathons for a time.
My two times at this half were 2:05:08 and 2:07:32 last year. The course has changed some but hopefully not too much. I did negative splits at this race loving the last few miles which is so unusual for me. I hope that is still possible.
I want to have no miles in the 10s.
I want to have fun and not be so involved in the race I don't enjoy running along the ocean.