It is amazing what a vacation can do for my motivation! I need to keep that thought in my bag of tricks when I feel lazy (I can always use a good excuse to get away).
I am currently signed up for 4 races from now until Memorial Day weekend! This is good because on May 29th I am going to be running my longest race yet: a half-marathon! Yup, that is 13.1 miles.
I started training for it a while ago by taking a 12 week plan and extending it to 24 weeks. Well, that didn’t workout so well between the snow storms and the vacation I was forced to do too much treadmill running. After a while (last week for instance) I really couldn’t get myself to run more than three miles.
I figure that the race this Sunday will be the official start of my 12 week training for my Half Marathon! Truth be told- it has to be because the race is exactly 12 weeks away.
Race 1: Black Cat 10/20 Miler/ Sunday, March 6
Race 2: An Irish Race/Sunday, March 13
Race 3: Doyle’s Road Race/Sunday, April 10
Race 4: Boston’s Run to Remember/ Sunday, May 29
Unfortunately for me Sunday’s weather is supposed to be rainy. WHDH reports, “Sunday: Mostly cloudy with rain likely during the afternoon, evening, and overnight. Highs in the 50s!! Gusty winds late day -esp. on the Capes/Islands.” Hopefully this means that the race, which starts at 8 a.m., will be over before the rain and wind starts in the afternoon. I guess I will just have to run like Speedy Gonzalez to outrun the rain clouds!
I’ll fill you in on the runs with some race recaps and shortly I’ll post my 12 week training schedule. I may be crazy, but I feel like 13.1 miles is a totally do-able distance.
I am super excited.
Can I get a Woop Woop?!
How do you feel about running in inclement weather? In regards to racing, will you run a race no matter what the conditions are? I don’t mind a little windy or a little drizzle, but down pours and wind gusts intimidate me!
CrossFit tonight and tomorrow is Thursday!