OK, so it’s time that I fill my race calendar for 2016. I already have two races under my belt so far, but it’s time to look at what fun races are on my horizon. I also need to schedule my races so I can plan my training. I already know that I’m behind on my half marathon training, but I think I can catch up. Starting this weekend, I’m need to start with my long runs.
So, below are my anticipated races. Besides these races, I also doing 2 charity runs that I have done annually for years. The first one on May 28, is the Rankin Cancer run, which I will run as part of my husband’s work’s team and Run For The Cure, which I am co-captain for my work’s team.
I have a few open spaces at the end of the year for when I feel like I need a race to keep me motivated!
2016 Race Calendar
So, for my half marathon training, I’ve decided to follow the Athleta training plan. It’s actually a 12 week plan, but because I’m a bit late in the game (plus I was recovering from an injury) I’m going to hop in at week 6, which should be fine since I can already run 10 km. I like this plan because it includes some cross training like swimming and biking during the week.
So, according to the plan, this week I should be doing:
45 min moderate run, with 10 x 1 min sprints, 60 min light run, cross train (yoga, bike, swim), 75 min moderate run & 1:45 moderate run, with two days of rest in there. I guess I’ll be running at lunch tomorrow!
I will also be following the Athleta training plan for my Triathlon Sprint training. According to that schedule, I should be start training on May 15, which means there will be some overlap with my half marathon training. I won’t worry about it now, I’m sure I’ll make it work.
Ok, so now that I have my races and training organized, I feel better, like I have a road map to obtaining my 2016 goals. Even though I only had 2 main goals this year, it looks like my calendar has more races than any of my previous years. Here is to a great running year!