First.

Today is my first long run of my half-marathon training. It’s just four miles since I’m doing the novice training which starts assuming you’ve at least made it to the 5K level. Which I have. Barely. So, the first long run is 4 miles. I’ve taken Hal Higdon’s 10-week half-marathon training program and extended it to give me must more reasonable transitions between distances. The 10-week program worked fine for me last time, but I don’t have as much confidence this time. So today? Four miles. The weather is going to be great and I have a running partner this time, so I feel good about today.

Wish me luck. I’ll be later with predictable reports of pain and agony. And hopefully success.