So, right as the weather starts dipping into the 20s in the morning, it looks like I’m mostly recovered from this season’s injuries. Boo!/Yeah!
Whether or not it was actually necessary, I skipped the Hot Chocolate 15k I had signed up for this past Sunday (my gut was telling me so and I listened) and went for a similar distance run along one of my usual routes. The pressure to complete an actual event, combined with the time necessary pre-race to park, get situated, warmed up, etc. put me in an uneasy spot with my almost complete lack of consistent training this year. Hell, I got a branded fleece out of it though. I think this year was a good learning experience in that the big, branded, for-profit theme races aren’t going to be my thing.
I’ve officially registered for the Chicago Spring Half Marathon on May 17 and have been working with the 80/20 running method for a couple weeks now. It seems to be working and has made consistent running much more enjoyable. I’m still working my way through the book but the training plan is spelled out pretty early on in simple terms and seems easy enough to follow with a little bit of conscious effort.
In snow news: Gonna be slapping the snowboard carriers on the rack soon! Getting the boards ready! Woo Hoo!!!