I'm also focusing on my next big race. The Calgary Marathon is 74 days away. I'm a Forerunner for the race this year and I'm really excited about everything that comes with that. We're actually planning on making it a whole race experience so be sure to follow along with the hashtag #RUNYYC for more information soon!! Since I missed my attempt at a PR at the Phoenix Half Marathon I've got my sights set on Calgary. Funny story, I actually missed my PR at Calgary last year by the exact same amount of time as Phoenix!!! I can't seem to break away from the 1:54:00's!!!
So, I don't have a training plan in place YET but, for the most part, I'm going to be following our local Marathon Club's schedule. That is a 5K run Wednesday nights and a longer run on either Saturday or Sunday. I plan to supplement that plan with at least TWO strength training workouts a week and a speed run. I'm also still run streaking so I'll be running my one mile minimum for the time being. I'm at 106 days and am not sure when I will stop.
I've also signed up for a local 5K race which I like to do to check my speed work during a training cycle. The race is my current 5K PR (24:23) so hopefully I can get close to that again.
We've been lucky with the weather in Southern Alberta lately which has made for lots of stroller runs. They're GREAT because I get to workout with London and the extra 50+ pounds is awesome!
I'm cutting back on a lot of the smaller races this year because of my new house purchase but thankfully all the ones I really want to do are already paid for.
Bring on Calgary!!
What are you training for right now?
If you have kids, do you run with a running stroller?
Do you follow a training plan or make it up as you go?