I’ve tried to make “flexibility” my half marathon training philosophy. I’ve been covering the recommended miles but not necessarily on the same days and not necessarily as prescribed. This weekend, it’s the boyfriend’s birthday and I want everything we do to be about him – not about the fact that I have to wake up at 6:00 on Sunday for a run.
Luckily, I’m still at the point in my training where my long run is 5-6 miles. I’ve seen a lot of people talking about how they can bike commute to work but I wanted to try running. I can’t quite figure out how to do it from my apartment but after this weekend’s run I know how to get into DC if I Metro to Arlington Cemetery. Score.
So Friday morning, I’ll plan to get to Arlington Cemetery at 6:45, run across the bridge into DC (my very favorite view of DC is coming across the bridge and looking at the Lincoln), run down the National Mall to the Capitol and then run up to my office around McPherson Square.
My office has a brand new tiny little gym in it with nice enough showers. If I bring Friday’s work clothes, a hair dryer and some shower supplies in on Thursday all I’ll need to do is put on my running clothes and go Friday morning.
If it goes well maybe it can become part of my routine when I have to start adding in an extra 2-3 mile easy run on Fridays in late July/August. If I run from Arlington Cemetery right to my office it’s about 2.2 miles.
I’m actually a little excited to try it out!