Following up on my post yesterday… I really did, er, sort of, map out a training plan…
There is some wiggle room in the design but at this point, for each three-week cycle, I build for two weeks and then drop my mileage back down. I think it’s a good place to start but truthfully, I’ll probably switch things around near the halfway point. I’d rather train up to 22-miles than max out at 20. That practice has served me well in the past.
I still need to fill in the gaps and figure out what the rest of my training looks like. I really want to commit to the November Project workouts on Wednesday mornings. Also, during past training cycles I’ve always taken Mondays, following my long run on Sunday, off. However, I think I’m going to make Monday an easy run day instead. Mix it up a little and see what happens.
So with this as my guide, I’m off and running. Literally and figuratively. I ran my first “long” training run this morning. A whoppin’ 8.25 miles that despite a few fleeting moments of heavy and fatigued legs, I finished feeling strong and happy to be back at it!
Oh, and my new mantra (as seen in the pic above):
NEVER HOPE FOR IT MORE THAN YOU WORK FOR IT.
It’s time to stop wishing that I was where I was a few months ago and start doing the work to get myself back there. Am I right?
As they say, the proof is in the pudding so we’ll see where all of this ends up!