For me, January was about hitting the roads again, building a base to come back to a strong 2014 racing season. After running the Richmond Half in November, my training has been EXTREMELY lackadaisical. I kept putting off running until tomorrow and, well, we know how that story goes…
I had four goals coming into the new year:
- Run at least 5 times a week.
- Run at least 20 miles per week.
- Run over 100 miles a month.
- Run more than I did in the same month last year.
If you go by the Sunday-Saturday week view, I ran five days each week. I have run more than twenty mpw and I logged 102 miles for the month. You can tell how bipolar the weather has been down here by my attire. Shorts one day, tights and gloves the next…
I do have goals to slowly continue to increase my mileage and get to the level of training I was at before but I am really satisfied to have more consistency to my training again.
I have also started doing some workouts, including two tempo runs (light blue), two fartlek workouts (medium/cornflower blue), and one track workout (midnight blue). You’ll see more workouts in the upcoming month, long runs, and TWO races (ah!).
Running hard after a month of jogging = really difficult…but after each week I certainly felt stronger and faster.
Long term goals: half marathon in the middle of March and big, local 10k at the end. Very excited!
>>> I want to hear from YOU. What are you currently training for? How did your first month of 2014 go?
Running Log: running2win.com