Monday, April 2, 2012


Get your coffee.

Remember that date we made a few weeks ago to meet back here and assess my training for my spring goal race? Guess what? Assessment time, who's excited?!

Scrapple. My term for the fact that I am scrapping my spring goal race. For a few reasons. Mostly due to the fact that I will now be out of town the weekend of the Wichita Half marathon. I am also calling scrapple because even though my speedwork is going really well and my paces are dropping, my endurance for a half just isn't where I want it to be. While these facts have never stopped me from joining in a race before... well. Times-a-change-people. My decision making process when it comes to racing is far different than it was a year ago. So, no spring goal race. No spring half.

Instead I'm going to continue training and continue with my speedwork and run an early summer half marathon in Kansas City for kicks and giggles. I aim to run my goal half race in the fall.

I have goals that I'll talk about later in regard to my summer training. Boiled down, I want to get faster. Because I like running fast. Because that is my version of some fun runnins' people. More to come on that some other time.

My plans this week for running do include a 10K on Saturday, and I'm afraid to say that because I haven't raced a 10K in so long. I have no high hopes that I will defeat my previous PR, but I am going to give that 10K my best effort on Saturday. I am also going to attempt to beat AP, he's a boy. So wish me luck. I want to see him whimper at my victory. Trust me, so do you. If I win, gloating pictures will be posted.

Despite last weeks difficulties I did manage to get in some good runnings and a nice day of speedwork. My weekend was filled with running with my girlfriends, walks with my dog to the local coffee shop and a few bike rides. It was refreshing. Just what I needed. I am ready to tackle life again. So far this Monday is proving pretty good, in fact I just came back from a 5 mile run that felt pretty fantastic and invigorating. I love it when a run is like that!

Tracking my workouts here is something I like to do, so the official training schedule for Hospital Hill begins now. Side note: I've wanted to do this half marathon for ages but just never got around to it. I am deeming 2012 the year for doing races "I've always wanted to do." BRING IT! 

Week 1 of HH (hospital hill 1/2) Training: 
Monday - 2.5 easy miles with Milo
Tuesday -  30 Minutes Elliptical and 30 Minutes of Total Body Weights and Abs
Wednesday - 2.5 easy miles with Milo
Thursday - 6 Miles of Speedwork w/ 3x1 Mile Repeats @ 7:19 pace
Friday - Off
Saturday - 2 mile walk with Milo to get delicious coffee's and a 30 Minute Bike Ride
Sunday - 5 Miles with the girls, 30 Minute Bike Ride

Embrace the scrapple. Cheers to a happy week of spring runnings fellow interwebbers!


Indi said...

Awesome! I will be there to support you for HH for sure!!

Carolina John said...

Take whatever scrapple throws at you. Being out of town is a valid excuse for abandoning the race, I guess. Have fun hitting the new target!