Alright, my racing season is over, but i’m sure you can tell by the training log and Insta pics that i’m obviously back running. I took a full 7 days off and couldn’t wait to start again. Which brings me to the next question, what’s next?
After a marathon or goal race it’s natural to look ahead and start planning out the next event(s). Sometimes all it takes is a beer or two on a raceless weekend and the credit card magically appears in a hand. –C’mon i’m not the only one here 😉
While I’m still not in a rush to start adding races to my calendar (I’ve been riding the high from Philadelphia), I am excited to start thinking of what types of races I want to do in 2017. I’m sure i’ll be doing multiple half marathons and a few fun 5ks.
This year I did a Spartan Beast and a Ragnar Relay which were a brand new type of race for me. I liked the variety that obstacle courses and relay races offer to my training schedule and it gave me an opportunity to make friends and be social on the course, which doesn’t always happen when i’m trying to hit a time goal.
These types of races have helped keep me from burning out during some tough training cycles so I plan on doing them again. I’m excited to figure out what to tackle next!
Monday: 6m easy 8:30/pace
Tuesday: Crossfit, 5.5m easy 9:18/pace
Wednesday: 5.1m easy 8:55/pace
Thursday: 40min legs
Friday: 5.4 easy 8:22/pace, 30 min core
Saturday: Crossfit, 6.3m trail run 8:06/pace
Sunday: 11.3 long 8:18/pace
Total Miles: 39.6