I figure it's about time for an update. Running is going fantastic... All efforts are easy at best, keeping HR on the low side(125 - 145), way below MAF. There were a couple of time over the last week were I threw in some strides just to let the legs feel fast, if only for 10-20 seconds. Even though the weather is getting much colder, I've still only been on the t'mill one time so far. The plan through the winter is to gradually build my base from 50 miles per week to 75-80 by the middle of February then begin marathon specific training for a late May or Early June race. I'll need to sit down here soon and jot down some running goals for the upcoming year to keep the fire going. This year I wasn't very successful in any of my goals coming to fruition. The one highlight of the year would be my overall win running a 17:36 5k on a slightly long course. As always, I'll most likely run the Fanny Freezer 5k in February as the first race of the new year. Tenatively, the rest of the year will be as follows:
Nutra Run 20k - Mid March
Indy Mini Half Marathon - May 8th
Marathon In here somewhere...
Firecracker 4m - July 3rd
Runners On Parade 5k - July 10th
Harlan Days 10k - August 7th
Parlor City Trot 10m - September 4th
Fort-4-Fitness Half Marathon - September 25th
I'd also like to jump in a race or two that I've never done to mix it up a bit.