It’s been a while! Last time I posted, I was about to:
Run the Frigid Fanny 4-milerNailed it. And by nailed it, I mean “came in 1st in my age group”.
Run a 12 mile long runI’m hoping this one was a harbinger of things to come. Run in the “Perfect 10” 10-milerNailed it. And by nailed it, I mean “came in 3rd in my age group”. For a 10 mile run!
So, yeah, I’m feeling pretty good physically right now. My legs are nowhere near as sore as they were when I was preparing for my first half back in October, when I had shin splints and charleyhorses on the reg. Plus my legs just ached all the time. But my mental game is starting to act up just a bit. The RTB is in 2 1/2 weeks, y’all. Eek.
From here on out, my weekly totals decrease quite a bit as I save up my energy and try to avoid injury. Fingers clenchedImeancrossed.
Joining the masses of post-holiday armchair fitness experts and getting back on the horse. My year began with a 5 mile race on Jan. 1 and I’ve got my schedule booked til May. It is ON:
January: Resolution Run 5 Miler
- February: Frigid Fanny 4 Miler
- March: The “Perfect 10” 10 Miler
- April: Run the Bluegrass Half Marathon
- May: Derby Day 10 K (and maaaaaayyyybe this one???)
I started training this week for the RTB half… ack! I’m starting from scratch with the same plan from the summer, which means a 5-day run week, 2 rest days, with increasing long runs on Saturdays. I’ve got one extra week in there this time to accommodate the March race – I needed to make it part of a taper schedule for the RTB. So (I know I’m not supposed to start sentences with “So…”, but hey, I’m a rebel), this week looked/looks like:
- Monday: 3
- Tuesday: 3
- Wednesday: 3
- Thursday: 3
- Friday: REST
- Saturday: 4
- Sunday: REST
So I guess this time around it’s thirteentothirteenpointone, technically.
Saturday was my last long run! 8 miles, 50 degrees, light rain, finally got my race mix down on my Shuffle, there was nothing I didn’t like about this run. Besides a particularly persistent charley horse in my left leg around mile 4, that is. But it worked itself out after I stopped for a minute or 2, so it was all good.
This week’s running schedule is practically nothing! Looks like:
Then, of course, Sunday is go time. It’s crazy hard to believe that these last 12 weeks have flown by the way they have. How incredulous was I that I could even run 7 miles, no less 12! And this whole running thing in general…I went from running not.at.all to running 5Ks to trying a couple 10Ks and now my first half is so close!
I’m starting to get pretty anxious about the race… I’ll tackle that in my next post.