Training for the NYC Half!
It's Tuesday January 6th. That means its time to start training for the NYC Half! Very excited because I've wanted to do this race since last year and I didn't get in by lottery, so I spent all last year racing and earning my entry for 2015 so I wouldn’t have to rely on the lottery to get in.
That being said, I’m using the My Asics run app to guide me through my training this time around. I have a goal to run this half in 2:45:59, however my friends all think I can do 2:30:00. And I’m not saying I can’t, but I just like to be realistic and I don’t want to overshoot it, but we’ll see. For all I know I can very well finish the race in 2hours and 30 minutes and I would be surprised. But this is time for me to PR and PR I shall do.
On the schedule for this week with My Asics goes as follows:
Today: 3 miles (jog)
Tomorrow: 4.5 miles (jog)
Thursday: Rest day
Friday: 3 miles (jog)
Sunday: 4.5 miles (jog)
As you can see this week is very easy and very light on the feet. It’s designed for me to run a 16:43 pace so I can loosen up my muscles for what’s in the weeks to come.
I’m also going to do a lot of strength training and cross training. I think that’s the downfall to this training plan is there’s no plan for strengthen small and large muscle groups. So while following this plan I will also have to incorporate my own workouts as well.
What races are you guys training for? What is your first race of the year? I hope it’s not too cold in March!
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