Now that I’ve had about a week and a half after the HOF Half, it’s time to get back into a routine (or rather create a better one) and focus on what’s coming next. Because my next training cycle doesn’t begin until June 8th, I have about a month to maintain my fitness and plan out what I want to focus on throughout summer and into fall.
Clearly I haven’t done much racing this year, so I’m not going to put too much pressure on myself to run every single race that I have my eye on. There are a few though that I don’t plan to miss.
Here’s a look at the upcoming race schedule throughout the summer.
May 30, 2015 – Medina Half Marathon – Registered
June 12, 2015 – Down and Dirty 5 Miler – Possibly
June 21, 2015 – Towpath Ten-Ten -Possibly
June 14, 2015 – Park to Park Half Marathon – Need to register
July 4, 2015 – Twin Sizzler 5k – Need to register
July 5, 2015 – Muddy Paws 5 Mile/10 Mile – Possibly
July 18th 2015 – Wellington Cheese Fest 10k – Possibly
August 15, 2015 – Buehler’s Heart & Sole Half Marathon – Need to register
September 2015 – Run for the Trails 5k – Waiting on date
September 13, 2015 – River Run Half Marathon – Possibly, I can’t quit you!
September 19, 2015 – Dirty Rocks 10k – Possibly
September 26, 2015 – Akron Half Marathon – Registered
Only two registered races, but some very high possibilities. A big thing about summer racing was keeping weekends open for my bachelorette weekend and bridal shower. The bachelorette weekend is set (and doesn’t conflict with any races!) but the bridal shower is still to be determined. Which means, I can’t quite commit to some races yet. And I think now that the weather is finally nice, I’ll actually be excited to get out there and race.
I’ve set a few goals for myself to keep me on track over the next month before real training starts again. With Akron as my goal race in the fall, I want to make sure that I stay on track and hopefully set myself up to crush a huge PR.
-Start doing yoga once a week
-Start doing core 2-3 times a week
-Start lifting twice a week
-Run 3-4 times a week
-Run at least 15 miles a week
As long as I follow those simple guidelines, I should be ready to start a new training cycle without feeling burnt out and ready to go!