So, I let myself skip runs and sleep in whenever I want for the past two weeks for recovery mode and now I'm ready to get back into something.
I know that my next marathon is going to be the Des Moines Marathon in October. And I am LEGIT running that as a goal race of breaking 4 hours. It's time to get back into half-way decent shape. That's still about 22 weeks away and while, physically, I could definitely use a 22 week marathon training plan. Mentally... I want something a little different.
So, for the next 6 weeks or so, I'm going to focus on doing some fun speedwork. Ideally, I'd love to target a 5K at the end of the 6 weeks. But, 5Ks in the summer are a little hard to come by here in Middle Tennessee and the one I really want to target: The Gay 5K, I have a scheduling conflict with. Soooooo. It looks like I'm just going to do the 6 weeks for fitness sake only.
Actually, I'm looking forward to it. Running in the summer always turns into a slogfest, because I usually just focus on getting the miles in. But, I'm hoping that with having specific workouts planned, I can stay mentally excited.
So, it starts this week! I'll recap the weeks at the end of each week to let you know what I did. It's going to be a little interesting this first week, to figure out just where I need to start, but, I'm going to use the McMillan Calculator with my last 5K time (from back in March) to get my paces.
Here we go!