3 weeks- Dearest and I have a little less than three weeks until we run our 2nd half marathon. This past month we've kicked up our distances, running twice a week for at least 8 miles each run. Last week Dearest "accidentally" had us go the entire 13.1 miles! We walked at least a mile mid way because my foot was hurting. I got new shoes a few weeks ago and I suspect that they're pushing on a certain part of my foot, making it painful to run. I re-laced my shoes, skipping that part of my foot, and it seems to be working out much better. We've also discovered that 3 days isn't enough recovery time between runs. While Dearest may be good to go, I am not. He gets to sit all day, while I stand in heels for 8 hrs. For the next few weeks, we've opted to run one long run (10-12 miles) with a shorter maintenance run (6 miles) in between.
The awesome news is that our pace is getting better. Based on our last 8 mile run, we were keeping a sub-11 minute mile. If we can keep that up, we should *theoretically* finish in 2 hrs 21 minutes. But let's be realistic now... we'll be lucky if we can achieve the 2 1/2 hr goal we're setting. ;)
I'm leaving on this adventure in less than 20 days, so I'm itching to get packing. Definitely very excited! :)