So here I am, two weeks removed from my first half marathon. I’ve only run 5 times for a total of 15 miles, but I’m ok with that. I needed a bit of a break from training. It’s been nice to just go out and run a quick couple miles without needing to consult my training plan. But two weeks of that nonsense is enough so let’s talk about what’s next!
First up, I have a handful of 5k races planned for this summer. In June I’m running the Miles for Melanoma 5k, in July I have the Epilepsy Foundation 5k and I’m searching for an August race (it’s looking like it may be the Chick-fil-a 5k). My husband and I are also planning on running a 5k when we are in Aruba in the fall. My ultimate goal with all of these races is to run a sub-25 minute 5k. I was close in my last 5k (25:23). I need to get back to serious training to make that happen though.
I will also be running Pittsburgh’s Great Race again this year. I had a great time last year, so much so that I signed up for my first half marathon two days after this race.
And that leads me to my second half marathon. Last week I officially registered for the Greensburg Half Marathon. The race is in early September so actual training will begin in mid June. I’m looking at training plans (I have it narrowed down to two or three) and I’m working on what my goals should be.
Until my half marathon training starts, I’m left figuring out what to do training wise. Do I start a 5k plan to help me reach my summer goal? Or do I just incorporate some speed work into my current running? I’m at a bit of a loss!
What are your running goals for the summer? What do you do when you have a gap in training?
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