Friday, June 13, 2014

5 Updates on my Training Plan

Happy Friday!  I'm linking up again with Cynthia, Mar, and Courtney (who is getting married this weekend!  Make sure to stop by and show her some love!).  I started training for my next half marathon this week!  I have so many thoughts going on right now about my running plan, so for this edition of the Friday Five I'm going to try to organize them a little bit.

1. It's 19 weeks long.  My race seems so incredibly far away, but I know from experience that it works. I'm in pretty rough shape right now, so it will be good to slowly build back up.

2. The running streak is going on during it.  Part of me worries that I'm going to get burnt out on running before my plan even gets started.  A bigger part of me loves a good challenge and I know I would be disappointed in myself if I stopped now.



3.  Summer running.  Eek.  I'm a little concerned about getting long runs done in the summer heat.  This means some early rising is in my future or lots of quality treadmill time.  I need to get used to running with my Camelbak so I can survive these super sweaty runs.

4. I'm not gunning for a PR.  At least not in the half.  Ok, if it happens I won't be upset, but since my race is part of a challenge, I'm going to try for a PR in the 5k portion.  I haven't PRed in a 5k in YEARS.  I haven't been in decent shape for one in a long time, so I'm hoping that since I'll be all half marathon ready that the 5k will be cake.

5. Being flexible may be harder than I thought.  This summer is going to be crazy (fun) busy.  I'm really excited about all my plans, but am going to have to be really diligent about getting my runs in.  I know I can do it, and I've tried to map out the dates that will be tough on my training plan so we shall see how it goes!

Can't wait for summer concerts!

Anybody else training for a race?  (Any other ridiculously long plans?!)  If you have hints for getting used to running with a Camelbak I would LOVE to know how you did it!

Happy weekend!!

18 comments:

  1. I 've got several races lined up for fall and winter but am starting training now cus i've been injured for several months and I know it's gonna take me longer than normal to get back in the running groove. Good luck to you! #Friday5

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    1. It seems unfair how long it takes to get into shape and how fast it is to fall out :) Good luck to you, too! :)

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  2. what race are you training for?! I don't have any hints on a Camel Bak but make sure you get one designed for a woman so it's more contoured to your shape.

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    1. Crawlin' Crab! You know I love my J&A! :-) My Camelbak fits fine, but that little bit of extra weight made me so much slower. Guess I just have to get used to it.

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  3. I think running in the summer can be challenging at first but your body adapts. It's my favorite time of year! #FridayFive

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    1. Gotta love running tan lines! :-)

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  4. I had my big training season over the winter, so I'm just coasting now. Good luck with your plan - I've only done that long of a training plan for a full marathon and I was feeling pretty burned out by the end.

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    1. The good thing about this one is that it's only 3 runs a week and it alternates between half mile repeats and long runs so it's a little harder to get bored! All worth it on Race Day! :-)

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  5. That's a long training plan but coodos to you for doing it! I only have a couple 10k races this summer and although I've never done a 10k before, my training plans aren't even close to that long!! Way to be committed. That's awesome!

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    1. I let myself get way out of shape, so the longer I have to build back up to longer distances the better! :) Good luck with your races!!

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  6. Lucky for you, summer heat doesn't exist here this year! It's currently 59 and it didn't get above 71 today, so if it's still this way in a month, you can rearrange the schedule and do a long run here--Bar and I won't mind.

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    1. Your week is a little bit of a step back, so I won't have to do a long run, but if it ends up being 59 I might do some rearranging! :)

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  7. Hi Hi! I will be training for NYCM this summer. Good luck with yours! Which App are you using to track your streaking?

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    1. mapmyfitness.com! I probably won't use it after the streak, but it's been fun having an official tracker :-) Good luck with your training!

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  8. Love that you are starting your training 19 weeks out! Really impressive discipline!

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    1. Haha, well it's only 3 runs a week, so it's not too bad, but thanks! :-) I like that it gives me plenty of time to build up.

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  9. Currently, I'm just working at maintaining my running streak and staying in shape with some long runs on the weekend. However, July 1st Dopey training begins! Eek! Good luck with your training. That's good that you know you'll be busy, which gives you time to try and figure out when it will be best to get your training runs in. Good luck with your half training, and I'll keep my fingers crossed that you PR your 5k :)

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    1. Thank you!! Good luck with your training! (And with the streak! We're almost there!!!)

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