I used a walk/run plan to return to running initially, and liked the idea of incorporating walk breaks into training for the half marathon because at the time 13.1 miles seemed like a ridiculously long distance to me. (it does now too, but that is another story)
Through various points throughout the plan, we had to run a magic mile. This was supposed to help us determine training pace targets, and predict our race finish time.
I hated running the magic miles.
I dreaded it.
While running each magic mile, I got really scared (seriously) - and felt like I was having an anxiety attack - while running. Maybe that is what it is supposed to feel like? I don't know. It freaked me out to go faster.
We didn't get anywhere close to the half marathon time that our magic mile predicted.
|But we did get champagne and the opportunity to spend the weekend with some awesome ladies.|