and not a form of personal torture.
I am signed up for a handful of fall races, SEFCU 5k, Maple Leaf Half Marathon, RagnarADK, and the Stockade-athon 15k.
While each of these races deserve their own attention to training, I've decided to focus on the Stockade-athon as my "A" race for the fall.
I used Runners World's smart coach to help create a plan.
Despite putting in my fast race time so far this year (Freihofers run for women) It still gave me very manageable paces to be running at. Maybe I've read Run Less Run Faster too many times, but I'm confused as how it predicts that I can run a 10 minute pace for a 15k with only one run a week hitting that pace during speed training.
I plan on following this plan in terms of mileage and speedwork outs, but I may try to push myself a bit more to hit faster pace than prescribed.
Things that I'll add to the plan:
- Hiking: I mapped out my remaining mountains and so long as I keep going North once a month, I'll be able to complete my 46 by next Fall.
- Conditioning: Either Pilates or bodypump
It'll be a bit of a transition for the next 3 weeks as I go back to work and having to plan time in advance for run/workout rather than whenever I feel like it but having an actual plan will most definitely keep me focused.
Do you have an "A" race lined up for the fall?