Back in the running groove


That tri was totally rad and even though I didn’t train all that much for it (which became very clear during the swim… ha..), I’m ready to focus on just running for a while. I love running. It’s my go-to, my self-therapy, my favorite part of my mornings. And I’m ready to get back in the groove of running full time again.

Oh yeah, that and I’m running the Denver marathon in a little over 16 weeks. Most training plans (my fav, Hal Higdon’s) plans for 18 weeks of training. I’ve been running a handful of times a week, but Weez and I are ready to buckle down and start training full time again.

I say “full time” instead of a number of days a week, because in my mind, going for a 6-12 hour hike up one of the 14ers qualifies as a long run. And I’m sure there’ll be weeks during this cycle that I’ll be in the mountains and I simply won’t be able to bust out a long run. We’ll be sure to get our solid base work, tempos, and hills done during the week so that we can run or hike long on the weekends.

Yesterday: 6 miles in the AM; 1.5 hour hike in the PM
Today: 6 mile tempo
Friday: 3-5 miles
Saturday: 11 mile long run; hike in the afternoon
Sunday: hike in the AM; poolside lounging in the PM

Dats the game plan for the rest of this week. I am sooo looking forward to Sunday :)

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Maggie says:

    Sounds like a great plan! What a gorgeous place to hike!!! Beautiful scenery :)

  2. Beth says:

    I completely agree that a super long hike takes the place of a long run occasionally. Fun!

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