In less than 2 weeks, I am going to run my first half-marathon. I have been training on and off for the last 2-3 months, and I've had bad days and good days. On Sunday a week ago we ran 10 miles, and it was warm, I had some drinks the evening before, and it felt very bad. I walked at least 2-3 miles of the total route and it felt as I was completely out of shape and had no energy in my body. So I learned my lesson. Last Sunday we did the same route, and now we ran at 8 am, and I only drank water the evening before. What a difference! I felt like I was flying. We stopped at one point to drink some water at a fountain, and it took my 46 year old legs some time to warm up after that again, but I did it without much problems, and could easily have run a little bit more. That was our last long training, from now on we will only do shorter runs, the so-called 'tapering'.