Even if I have a "C" in complying with training plans lately, I'm going to throw out another one. I've gotta have SOMETHING to give me guidance after all!
But first, I have to say that although I didn't follow my plan as well as hoped, I'm still happy that I'm progressing. In the last two months, I've logged between 40 to 50 miles (yes, I know this is weekly mileage for many of you). In October, I hit 60 miles. I think that's an ok progression and am hoping I can hit 60 again in November. Then, 70-ish miles for December.
This is the goal for the next several weeks:
- Cram for a half marathon in 3 weeks, and
- Bust out a 5k that kills my 2011 finish time.
|Pretty sure the Monday runs will be converted to cross-training as I don't do well running consecutive days.|
The Santa Runs 5k will be the 3rd running of this awesome event with the bloggy girls. I don't think I'm dressing up matchy this year but will definitely pull out my red sparkles and holiday cheer.
What's the blue? Those are the days when I'll be in rural mid-Michigan during hunting season. Will I get out to run, during midday when it's not likely a high bullet-flying time? Maybe. I'm scared. Even decked out in safety orange I'm scared.
Plus, being a city girl I'm always scared of running around in-laws' country abode (i.e., running "around the section") regardless of the season.
It's isolated in the country.
There are big farm dogs and no one to call them in.
And big trucks with wide mirrors.
No one would hear me scream if I felt the need to scream.
And it smells like shit. Literally. Some people say it smells like money. I think it smells like shit and impending surface water & groundwater contamination.
Oh yeah, and Michigan is COLD in November.
So before then, I have to CRAM for that half coming up in just a few weeks! Wish me luck and good weather!