Sunday, January 27, 2013

Day 1....

Today is exactly 16 weeks out from my spring marathon so, of course, that means it is also day 1 of training! On deck today was 5 miles: warm up,  3 miles @ 9:56 pace & a cool down. Nailed it! Tempo miles were: 9:24, 9:35, 9:35!!! Plus, I ended my run with an almost mile long uphill climb....not my favourite thing but when you live at the top of a hill you've kinda got to embrace it or end up doing a lot of extra walking miles.  Total run 6 miles today....and it was outside! Awesome to be back outdoors!!!!

I know I haven't talked about my plans for this year so here they are:

May 19th: Pocono Marathon. How did I pick it? Well, it was simple. It was the closest marathon available (~2.5 hours away) on one of the 3 days I had available for a spring marathon. Plus, Trail Buddy wanted to run this one. Oh, and it's relatively cheap @ $75. Marathon Trifecta.
Looks fun, doesn't it????

June 14-15: Ragnar Niagara!!!! So excited to run the 1st International Ragnar in the homeland & in a place I LOVE! Cannot wait to run the Toronto waterfront again!

July 6: Finger Lakes Fifties .... Yup! Running the 50k again! Hoping to knock an hour off our time....in theory, this shouldn't be hard. Glad I registered early! It sold out in days!

July 13: Musselman sprint tri

August 25: Dunkirk Olympic distance tri!
(Yikes!!!! Taking the plunge & going up in distance!)

October 6: Wineglass Marathon

October 18-20: Runners World Half Marathon. I want to do the hat trick if my sons' xc running schedule allows.

November: Red Baron Half (if it falls on a non-work weekend).

I also have something else SUPER EXCITING that I'm working on but I don't want to share the details until I have it all nailed down :)

Hope some of you were able to get off the Dread today & head back outdoors too!

Happy Running!


10 comments:

Jamie said...

Great race schedule! Maybe I'll see you at Musselman!

P1t0 said...

Awesome schedule! Looks a great year of races for you.

Mike said...

Nice race schedule! Should be a fun year for you.

Frickin' Fabulous at 40 said...

I'm amazed you have it all plotted out, but I guess that is what SHOULD be done, huh?

Becky at Prairie Runner said...

Niagara sounds like a blast!!! You have a great looking plan! Enjoy it all!!!

Coy Martinez said...

WOW, look at the elevation on that marathon! That looks like a PR waiting to happen. Plus, scoring a good price on a marathon just makes a person smile. Me anyway :)

I'm excited for your Oly tri!

Coy Martinez said...

WOW, look at the elevation on that marathon! That looks like a PR waiting to happen. Plus, scoring a good price on a marathon just makes a person smile. Me anyway :)

I'm excited for your Oly tri!

hiker mom said...

Wow those sound like some great races! Way to get your schedule pinned down. Still working on mine:)

Cory Reese said...

That's enough to keep you busy. The course profile for that race looks like certain sections where you could curl into a ball and roll down. That's my kind of race!

dreambigrunner.com said...

Great race plan!!! Start of a new training cycle is always fun and exciting!! Good luck!!