It’s Spring race training time!!!
I love how race training is coming thus far. Because my last run was in November, my running coach slowed down my running pace, enabling the building of endurance while avoiding injury. This was important but more so because I had IT band issues last year. I think I decided to work with a running coach a bit late, and I say that because that would mean my training for Bucks County Half Marathon would be short and will not allow me to reach my goal finish time, but that’s okay. My running coach has been great and we both agreed that while my PR will not be at next month’s Bucks County Half, we will work together to have that happen in May during the Brooklyn Half. I love the feedback I get from her and look forward to her comments after I upload my assigned runs.
I swear if it wasn’t for having someone there holding me accountable, I’d just sit on the couch, catch up on House of Cards or whatever else on Netflix, and run the next race completely untrained. I’ve come home from a 12.5-13 hour shift tired as ever, lacing up and getting out of the house. And guess what? I’m enjoying it.
This is what I’ve done so far.
Week 1: (Completed)
Monday: 3 miles
Tuesday: 3 miles
Friday: 7 miles (Treadmill miles, damn snow!)
Week 2: (Completed)
Wednesday: 3 miles
Friday: 9 miles (these were treadmill miles due to the ice storm. It was awful!)
Saturday: 3 miles
Week 3: (Completed)
Monday: 3 miles
Wednesday: 6 miles (Outside!!! Thank God for 60 degree weather in March)
Then I leave for a week’s vacation and hope to keep up with running while I’m away. I plan to meet up with family I haven’t seen in decades, so I can imagine my aunt or cousin saying, “You have to go run 4 miles? But I haven’t seen you in years!!” I hope they understand that a runner girl’s gotta do what she’s gotta do 🙂
I’m already seeing more progress in just three weeks with Coach Kristy, so I’m really looking forward to seeing what I’m capable of achieving.
Have a great week, friends!
P.S. New York didn’t love me again this year, so I entered my name for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Someday, NYC, someday…