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- It’s hard not to play the comparison game sometimes when it comes to running and social media. Every weekend morni… https://t.co/aM5H9M1OmL about 10 hours ago ReplyRetweetFavorite
- Everything’s better in the off-season. 😎 @ Asbury Park Boardwalk https://t.co/lQSHJQD2c2 02:45:55 PM October 19, 2019 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- NYC runners, I am so sad I can't go to this, but YOU SHOULD! A great lineup sharing @nycmarathon tips, advice, and… https://t.co/uFMAjhepeC 07:34:49 AM October 19, 2019 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- My gift to myself for surviving my first year of motherhood was the gift of family photos — taken by the same perso… https://t.co/BSf4zcicWd 07:33:24 AM October 17, 2019 ReplyRetweetFavorite
- October 16, 2019 by AliAli on the Run Show Episode 182: Carly Gill, Olympic Trials Qualifier
- October 14, 2019 by AliAli on the Run Show Episode 181: Carrie Tollefson BONUS EPISODE!
- October 9, 2019 by AliAli on the Run Show Episode 180: Roberta Groner, 2:29 Marathoner, Nurse, & Mom of Three
- October 8, 2019 by AliAli on the Run Show Episode 179: Janae Baron BONUS EPISODE!
- October 2, 2019 by AliAli on the Run Show Episode 178: Ladia Albertson-Junkans, Ultra Runner & Best Friend to Gabe Grunewald
Let Training Season Begin!
As I mentioned briefly in yesterday’s post, I’m registered for a race! Until last week, I only had one race scheduled for 2011: The Colon Cancer 15K in Central Park.
I basically signed up for that race so I could still do something in lieu of not getting into the NYC 1/2 Marathon, which is the weekend before.
But then everyone (well, almost everyone in the blogging world, that is) started registering for a race the same weekend I was planning to run the 15K.
They were registering for the National Marathon and National 1/2 Marathon in D.C.
Sign me up, too!
For a while I debated what to do. I didn’t want to blow off the Colon Cancer race, but I’d much rather do a 1/2 Marathon, especially with a huge group of fabulous people.
Then Ashley Tweeted that she needed a roommate for that weekend in D.C. I was sold.
I emailed her and said I was in.
Now I’m so excited because it’s officially Training Season!
I have two goals for the 1/2 Marathon this March:
- Train and race injury free.
- Run a sub-2 hour race.
To be honest, I haven’t figured out exactly how I want to train. My mileage is fine. Yesterday I ran 10.6 miles and I’m comfortable getting in short and long runs during the week. I do plan to decrease the number of days per week I ran. Lately it’s been 5–7 days a week, and I’m going to scale that back to 4–5 days in order to prevent the knee pain that I’ve been terrified of lately.
I know that in order to run a good time, I need to do some speedwork training. But I don’t like treadmill running and I don’t have a Garmin or running watch to tell me my speed.
Naturally I’m seeking advice here.
TELL ME: When training for a race, do you come up with a speedwork plan? How do you stay motivated to stick with it? I love distance running but I think I might have a hard time pushing myself to maintain a speed plan.
In other news, have you entered my Billy Elliot ticket giveaway yet? I’m going to be drawing two winners this afternoon, so get your entry in now! Good luck!
Have a great day!