I was out on my long run last weekend and I got to thinking about how normal it is for me to go on a long run every weekend- and then I thought about how most people think that is far from normal. How running 10 or more miles on a Saturday morning in 27 degree temperatures is actually weird to some people. But it has been part of my week for several years now and it seems perfectly normal to me as I sit and ponder how many layers I need to be 'warm enough, but not too hot' as I head out the door.
So what are my grand plans moving forward into 2013? Well, currently I am signed up for the St. Paddy's Day half marathon in Tacoma on March 16th. Last year I placed 4th in my age group in the 5K after training really hard using the Run Less, Run Faster training guide. It also was freezing cold and slightly snowing on race day- hope that doesn't happen again! I love this race because the start line is about 10 minutes from my house and it has a fun holiday theme. Will and Alyssa are signed up to run the half with me and I know there are a few other friends signed up as well for the other distances. Are you signed up? Tell me, tell me! Thinking about running your first 5K? This is a great one, in fact it was my first race EVER way back in 2010.
|Jaime, me and Cynthia|
St Paddy Day 5K run 2010- our first race ever!
And there was sunshine- hoping for that again this year!
|The book I am using for my training plan|
|This is what my workout plan looks like. |
I am about to head out the door for the 13 mile long run in week 6.