Monday, March 10, 2008

Racing Plans

Got my first long run in yesterday; 6 miles at 7:37 min/mile pace. It wasn’t great, but given the cold temps and gusting winds at the park, it wasn’t too shabby either. My thighs were still sore by the end…as if I was in the last mile of the marathon rather than a six mile training run. Even got chicked again, going downhill no less, but instead of angering me, it inspired me to at least hold on to my pace. All in all, it was a nice run to celebrate the beginning of daylight savings, otherwise known as the start of the spring racing season in my world.

After getting back from my run, I finally allowed myself to pick some target races. I’m starting my racing season somewhat earlier than last year because I’m hoping to get back to optimal training by middle of the spring. I’m going to start with a 10K race at the end of March, and then two half-marathons back-to-back on the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May. To be honest, I originally planned to run the New Jersey Marathon that first weekend in May, but after I got injured on my vacation and had to hold back the training, I had to switch to the half-marathon instead. Bummer. I’m holding out hope that I can run the San Francisco Marathon in August if my half-marathon efforts turn out well. Decisions, decisions…

3 comments:

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Wow, you've run what, 3 or 4 times? And you are knocking down the miles and making plans. Bravo.

nwgdc said...

half the fun of running is thinking about the schedule, assessing fitness goals, picking "A" races, and then planning trips and training schedules. Of course, you KNOW no matter how well planned, they're all gonna get changed anyway. Or are those just my plans?

Nibbles said...

I know it sucks to not be able to run the full in Long Branch, but if it's any consolation, I had a blast at the half last year. I can't imagine having to run that loop twice.

Looks like you're be at the Scotland Run? This race sounds like a lot of fun.

 
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