2016 Running Plans

orig-TWAL32002It’s been a great week. I’ve been fully cleared for longer distances by my Osteopath and so running I will go.

I have found since the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and with work picking up that I just haven’t been able to get it together with my training or eating to an extent. After chatting to friends and to my wife I realise I am a structured person and need structure in my training too. Not having any major goals has meant I have been a bit all over the place with no real reason to get out there and run So I have a plan for this year.

The Plan

While I’ve planned to run another BQ marathon I have decided it will be the Mississauga Marathon on May 1st. I am not going to put any pressures on myself but I am going to train for it and run it – simple as that. I’m going to enjoy it and enjoy the training and if the powers that be and the stars align then it was meant to be.  So it’s going to be back to the 5:30am runs so that I can start my work day as normal.  The only difference is that the weather is going to be colder and I’m ok with that 🙂

I have a few races in mind – I need to run a 40:00 minute 10k and my half marathon race would need to be around 1:35:00.  So the races I think will help me get there are The Chilly Half Marathon in Burlington on March 6, Around the Bay 30k on April 3 and the Toronto Yonge Street 10k on June 25.

So the plan is to, run 4 times a week with the following training schedule. Tuesday 10X800metres at a 3:10 pace for each 800 metre(yasoo 800’s), Thursday 10k Tempo run at 4:00 pace, Saturday 15km at 5:45 pace and then Sunday 25km at 145 BPM.  That should be a great start to steady build up to the Mississauga Marathon!

This year was fun as I did a lot of the training alone, but this year I might have a few friends who are planning to run a marathon and I am a member of Running Free Team now too so there are runs that they do that I have access for Marathon build up. So I am hoping that things will be a bit easier where training is concerned.

Relax, recover, and RUN 

I’m quite excited about the new challenges and really enjoying running at the moment (when not injured!) – with no pressures.

So here is to an exciting 2016. I hope you have lots of challenges and goals planned! I have a feeling it’s going to be an awesome year.

Thanks for continuing to read my random ramblings – it means a lot.

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