It’s August folks you know what that means!
Get your calendar in order and start planning dates for Fall training and races.
I have decided not to run a Full Marathon this season. My schedule is just way too hectic since my daughter is starting High School. She has a full load with all honors classes and band. It is just not practical for me right now. I would rather focus on a possible PR for this fall but that means I MUST add speed/hill work.
A good friend has worked up a training schedule for me so I can stay accountable for my weekly mileage since I will be busy with after school pickups for band practice. Fortunately for me she has a track at her school that I probably will become very familiar with.
You may see that I am only targeting to run 3x a week. I “may” get a 4th one in here and there but this will be my base which is acceptable for Half Marathon Training as well as my hectic schedule. I will continue to take boot camp and/or strengthening classes once a week as well since my hip flexors need extra attention to stay healthy through the season.
My scheduled Half Marathons from September-December:
- SEPTEMBER: 70.3 IM AUGUSTA,GA 9-28-14—Half Marathon Run—1ST Relay
- OCTOBER: Gulf Coast Mandeville Half Marathon 10-19-14
- NOVEMBER: RNR LAS VEGAS Half Marathon 11-16-14
- DECEMBER: BR BEACH Half Marathon 12-6-14 (Kathrine Switzer Guest Speaker & Runner!)
I already know I will not PR at every race. Some I will run just for fun and some I know weather will probably not cooperate. My best chances are probably the October & December races. I do have Half Marathons in mind for Jan-March but this is what I want to focus on right now.
What do you do when you start your Fall Race Planning? Do you pick your races first then make a plan for training or the opposite?
Do you plan some races for fun and some for possible PR’s?
Any tips for speed/hill work?
See ya at the track or on the roads!