16 week training plan.
Running 5 days a week.
All to make sure I finish 26.2 miles strong.
I’m still surprised that I completed the registration. Every time someone asked me if I’d ever run a full, I would always say “NEVER!” But I really did register. And for the past 6 weeks I’ve been checking off each workout to prepare for this challenge. I’ve also checked out a few books from the library on nutrition and training, found some great running podcasts and continue to read Runner’s World and Women’s Running and talk to running friends.
This morning I ran 2.5 miles and my shins and right knee made it clear this 5 days of running isn’t gonna work out. So I’ve switched it up to hopefully prevent anything more serious than these shin splints and semi achy knee. Turns out, I should only be running 3 days, cross training two and not worrying about the workouts missed when life sneaks up and cancels out a run.
I’ll be continuing my yoga sessions, getting good use out of my foam roller and spending most of my cross training days on my new bike. I look forward to joining a new group for my long runs.
I don’t plan on blowing anyone away with my time. I just want to train smart and finish strong. I know some of these miles are really going to suck but right now I’m looking forward to the journey!