The last few weeks I was thinking about which half marathon I want to run this fall.
Initially, I wanted to run the Freedom Run early October in WV. But since my family from Germany is visiting us for 3 weeks in August/September, I don’t think a goal race early October is a smart idea. I probably won’t get much running during this time.
Also, I would like to run a speedy 5k before half marathon training starts and see where I am at fitness-wise. So I decided on the following:
- 5k: Deuce Braswell 5km Run Against Teen Violence on Sep 20
- half marathon: VA Runner Blue & Gray 1/2 Marathon on Dec 7
Both races are local and both races I have ran before. So it will be fun to see my progress (or not) and also this will be easy with breastfeeding and stuff.
My training for the 5k will start in July so June will be a “have fun with working out” month. In order to get ready for training though, I decided the following as my June goals:
- running: at least 3x per week, easy runs any distance
- strength and stretch: Classes at the gym
- Monday: Muscle Pump 1 hr
- Wednesday: Yoga 1 hr
- Thursday: Core 30 min
Luckily my gym has a daycare, which Zoe loves, so I have more time to work out than I ever had while working. I want to take advantage of this and will start to incorporate strength and cross training to my schedule. Let’s see if this will help to improve my running as well.
Some days Zoe’s sleep or feeding schedule doesn’t workout with the start of a class, on those days I will do a at-home-video or something on YouTube – let’s do this!!