I have really stacked up the races this year and I'm loving it! I did get my half marathon PR in August with the ever flaring plantar fasciitis. My Napa Ragnar went fabulously and even though I am still having problems with my foot it is markedly better. I have been icing and taping it every day without fail. Now I have another race coming up.
I have no idea who these people are, but the point is, there is beer at the end. Not a big beer drinker, but it sure is refreshing after 13.1 miles.
October 21st is the date, Moab Utah is the place. I will actually know a bunch/bushel/LOTS of people running it.
If I'm doing the math correctly, which I'm not because I hate to do math. After my Ragnar and then my cortisone shot I have been out of full on training for 2 weeks. Monday was my last sort of easy run on the foot and today I will do some speed training. I marched out my training and I have exactly 2.5 weeks to get it done, counting taper.
Luckily the last 6 months have been full of running. Ragnar relay, then a half marathon, Ragnar, half, Ragnar and now another half. Two weeks after my next half....? Yep, the Las Vegas Ragnar!
Suffice it to say, I won't be pushing for any sweet time limits on this next race. It is by far NOT downhill.
I am continuing on with my "work smarter not harder" life path with this race as well. When I train for anything I like to do one speed run, one tempo run and one long run a week. I have to be very flexible because of my work schedule and my body goes apes#@t if I do a lot of flying at work and then do any training runs. Rest and fluids required before hitting the pavement.
Today I will do 4X1600m at about 8:17 pace. (good warmup, recovery at easy jog for 400m, cool down at least 800m easy pace)
Friday I will do a 4 mile tempo run at an 8:46 pace. (jog 10 min, tempo run and jog 10 min) (on a treadmill no less - dang you work!!)
Sunday I will do my last long run before the race of 14 miles.
Then I will fit in:
3X800 Speed session
8 mile Tempo
2 mile Tempo
I have a document of information that I have saved all year and adapted a couple of training plans to fit my idea of a good time. I mean, that I think will work for me.
I'll be running with these precious faces:
And a few from the group I ran with in March in Moab:
If nothing it will be a great time.
Ready, set GO!
Have you ever ran a race with little training?
How do you feel about having a beer or booze after a race?
I love it! As long as I'm not super dehydrated, I'm all for it.