Jenna: Broad Street Run Training

It’s official! I am training for the Broad Street Run! It’s a huge 10 mile race here in Philadelphia that will take place on May 4th. Not only will this be the longest race I’ve ever run, but it will be the longest run I’ve done…ever. And I am SEVEN weeks out!

I’m starting to get a little nervous about it. I was trying to train on my own, but the weather has really put a damper on doing my own thing since I hate treadmill training. I started searching plans and I think I am going to follow this one.  The Hal Higdon Plans have gotten pretty good reviews from a few people and blogs, so I figured it was a good bet.

I did complete 4 miles on the treadmill today at around an 8:34 pace. I know this pace will NOT be sustainable for 10 miles so I’ll have to work on adjusting that when I run outside.

Some advice I need is how to fuel for the really long runs, before and after. Any help would be much appreciated.

I’m anxious about this one.  I never thought I’d ever run this far, because running is really hard for me. I’m not naturally good at it. However I do love that it challenges me. I think that’s why I keep going back to it.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?

Any words of encouragement or advice would be much appreciated!

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