I'm writing this as I am on a flight that should have happened yesterday to New York. We won't go into the details, as I'm still annoyed about how the airlines deal with weather delays.
Ever since I have started to run a higher number of races I never feel I'm in active training, as there is always a race around the corner. Before I just had one race in mind and that what I trained for a ran the training plan for that race specifically. Now I just run, no miles, no plan.
The Corporate Half PR was a welcome surprise, but it made me wonder what if I actually trained. I'm very laid back when I run. I can't really get any speed until it's race day. I really don't know why.
So now I'm trying a training plan for my May Half.
I'm now under an 8 week training to conquer a Half PR.
Week 1 -
Training Plan Miles: 28
Training Miles Done: 12. Tomorrow there are miles to be run. I don't think there will be too many miles done as my sister is in charge of my NYC weekend, and the agenda seems quite full.
Hill Repeat: Fail. It was my first hill repeat. It was hard and my hill was half the distance I had to run.
My Week: Hard. Since Sunday I have been at work with meetings from 7:30 until 6:30. Entertaining and dinner. Home by 10ish each day. It was very tiring.
My thoughts: I'm stressed and it shows in my running. Especially now that I have a set goal/plan in mind. I still have my monthly goal, but since there is flexibility in how I reach the mileage goal, that never seems stressful. This however is a true training plan and here I do feel the stress when not completing the miles assigned.
I am going to end far from the goal mileage for the week. I'm trying to concentrate on the week ahead, but being in New York with my sister won't help. Late nights and a planned agenda are not the perfect combination.
Things I have done lately.
Fun 3.14 Pi Run with my daughter. 3.14 miles at 3:14:15. Amazing, to share anything with my girls. And I actually almost like this picture of me.
Funny moment. I say with amazement that this happens to me often. I run for the end of my run. Never thought I would become so comfortable with running in the cold weather. Too bad this is not a full body picture, as in person it was very funny. My friend had tights, gloves ... I had a runnung skirt.
Special Moment: Volunteered on a very cold and rainy day at the Shamrock 4 Miler with RunningWorks. Always a great day in the company of my friends and supporting this amazing cause.
Great moment. Due to the training I'm trying to push my speed. On this particular day, my legs were feeling heavy and my Achilles was not helping me. I was about to cut my run short and I decided to take a moment to take it all in. After that moment my body totally changed and finished my run renewed.
That is all for now.
... a dopo ... J