Post-marathon many many moons ago.
The main reason I put it off was that P has a big ceremony I get to go to this spring, but the exact date hadn’t been nailed down yet. We are pretty sure, now, that it will be the weekend after the half marathon. So I’m good to go!
I’ve been informally training, if you call running 10 miles a few weeks ago and spinning 4 days a week training. Soo…maybe my training hasn’t been ideal.
Since I’d really love to PR in this race, I figured with five weeks to go I should formulate some sort of plan. My true personal best for a race is somewhere around 1:51:00, but I managed a 1:44:09 during a training run last fall. Don’t ask me how. I was speedy then.
I don’t have a set time goal right now, but maybe as I get into this training I can find a reasonable challenge. I think between 1:45:00 and 1:50:00 would be awesome. I’m really hoping I will be able to start running outside soon too! The current 33 degrees and snowing doesn’t work for me. I am a treadmill runner in the winter.
5 Week Training Plan
Here’s a 5 week plan I came up with, starting this coming Monday. It’s only running 3 days a week, leaving time for my beloved spin classes and making sure to get in some Bikram stretching. Exact distances may change, but I’ll feel comfortable so long as I can build up those long runs.
And now it’s on the internet so I have to stick to it.