Even though I love running and training, an occasional break is important. In fact, I consider it a part of any successful training program!
|Eddie and I enjoyed being lazy last week!|
|It was also a good time to shop for new racing flats!|
It's just the type of break I needed to recharge and get ready for the next training cycle . . . that starts today.
This cycle will last through October's Lakefront Marathon. My focus is upping weekly mileage another 5-10 miles to 50-60 mpw, increasing long run distance and doing weekly tempos, hill work and/or speedwork.
I also plan on getting a better grip on my diet to slim down. Leaner body composition = better running efficiency, faster times and less stress on my joints. Plus, I plan on wearing these racing briefs at the Chicago Rock n Roll Half Marathon in July!
|Gotta be fit to wear these in public!|
Afternoon: 6 mile easy pace run; 45 minutes strength training
Afternoon: 8 mile speed workout, including 3x1600m @5k pace
Morning: 4 mile easy pace run
Afternoon: Boot camp class
Afternoon: 4 mile easy pace run
Morning: 14-18 mile easy pace run
Total: 36-40 miles
This is just the beginning. The next few weeks I'll add back miles until I reach my peak mileage from last cycle's training (50 mpw) and then slowly build to hit 60.
What are you training for this summer?