Woohoo!! Yesterday, we made the 100mi goal for June! One month down…two more to go! I had planned to share this with you earlier, (i.e. yesterday,) but the kiddos didn’t want to let me finish. Anyway…
Now, I don’t know for sure, but I’m pretty sure, this isn’t the first time I’ve ran 100mi in a month. I mean, I have run a couple marathons now, so I’m almost confident, this is not a new feat.
What’s the big deal then?
Well, let me tell you…what is unique about this milestone, is that I did it, without having something to train for! I’ve already told you, that my runs were much shorter than what I’ve been running lately. They were consistently less than a half-hour, 3-4 days per week. So to run 100mi in a month, would have been a long shot.
Now, it definitely worked in my favor, that I ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon, on the first of the month, so like I keep saying, these next two months will be my real challenge. Adding to this I typically run 3 days a week. I’ve already checked the calendar though, and I/we should be able to accomplish this goal.
Now, let me tell you about my 3 days a week. Since I’m still trying to figure out what works for me, I’ve looked at different training plans, read some articles, talked with other runners, etc. When I started preparing for marathon number 2, a friend had give me this book.
Now, I’m gonna be honest, I didn’t read it, cover to cover…and I really didn’t even follow the actual training plan. I wanted to, but I don’t think my running was where it needed to be, to jump into this.
The idea though, I did follow: run 3x a week and 2-3 days cross-train.
Run 1: Speed
Run 2: Tempo
Run 3: Long
The cross-training was to take the place of the “easy run” most other plans call for. Cross-training might include swimming, cycling, etc. The idea being, to reduce possible injury.
Sounds great, right?! Well, I’m pretty sure teaching Insanity and/or bootcamp on the same days as my speed and tempo runs, wasn’t the best way to incorporate everything. Sometimes though, you gotta do the best, with what you’re given.
Maybe why I ended up with a lower leg issue? Perhaps. Well, it could have been my shoes too?
Anyway, several months later, aka, this week…I finally got my days switched around! Yay! My goal is to maintain what I’m doing now, which would keep me in shape for half-marathons…and my upcoming Ragnar Relay! (More on that later!!)
Ok, so I forgot where I was going with all that…but anyway, I’m excited to have reached my first 100mi goal! I was even more excited when I checked the mail, and found this…
Well, I got it all laced up, and ready for class tonight…
And, don’t forget that new playlist! I think I’m all set!
Better be on my way now…traffic isn’t very pretty on Fridays!
Hope you have a great weekend!!