Ahhhh! Summer running is in full swing (finally)! Personally, I feel like I’m in my element right now. I’m in my fourth week of training for the Chicago Marathon and I’m excited to incorporate some new things into my training plan. I’m focusing on coaching myself the same way I do my clients instead of just flying by the seat of my pants. I’m even using the same google spreadsheet format I use with them!
I ran my first solo long run Sunday, so I downloaded some new tunes (I was still listening to my playlist from last June!). I find that I like a combination of music styles so that I’m not sprinting the entire hour and forty-five minutes I’m running. Sometimes running with music annoys me, but other times it sends me to a retrospective place that propels me into the future. I’m pretty sure that sentence doesn’t really make sense, so just roll with it.
- 4 – 5 days of running (1 long run, 1 tempo run, 2 easy runs with 1 day of strides and sometimes a bonus run just because)
- 1 day of strength training (should really be two)
- 1 Hot Power Yoga Class
- 1 Easier Yoga Class
I have a cutback week coming up and then I’ll add specific speed work into the mix. I’m excited to be working hard again!