|Saturday w/my training group (I'm in blue in the back row)|
Welcome to another Weekly Review linkup with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin. I have a new plan, so let's get to it!
After my half was canceled, I decided to take a few weeks off. I ran Warm Up for Boston and extra miles with Chelsea last Sunday, but the rest of this week was pretty light.
Monday – Friday: off
Saturday: 8.5 miles, 10:35 pace (w/training group)
Sunday: 2.1 miles, 8:41 pace
Total: 10.6 miles
Ohio River Road Runners Club (ORRRC) Half Marathon in Xenia, Ohio on April 10. I chose this race for a few reasons:
- the weather should be mild
- it's a small race
- the first few miles are hilly, but then it levels off when you start running on a trail
This training cycle will be abbreviated. I've only got 42 days so I'm using the last six weeks of my normal 20 week training plan. Despite my two weeks off I'm still in decent shape, so I'll try to rally and get in my miles. When I stopped my run streak I lost motivation to get out and run on cold nights, so my biggest challenge will be getting in my miles and trying to adhere to the specified times. Deep down inside I hope I can find enough motivation to really rock the next six weeks and run a sub 2 half. I know I can do it in the fall at Loveland, but it would be kind of awesome to get it out of the way. ;) We shall see.
What's your current running goal?
Did you watch the Oscars? (I plan to watch a bit.)