After finally writing my WDW Marathon recap (which was pretty sad, sorry guys) I decided to take a look at the calendar. I’ve got 2 races coming up faster than I thought! Hurray, bring on training again 😋
Cherry Blossom 10 Miler
I’ve got just under 11 weeks until this race. I have a big goal for this race, but mostly because it will be a test run for my big Spring goal. I’m excited about this race for a number of reasons, but mostly because when I lived in DC, I didn’t really run. I cannot wait to run in a city that will always hold a very special place in my heart.
Pittsburgh Half Marathon
I’ve got just under 15 weeks until my next half marathon. This race is huge for me. I ran it as my first half-marathon 5 years ago, only a few weeks before graduating from business school. Until last fall, that race was my PR. I have big expectations for this race, which is why I’m putting a ton of effort into strength training, in addition to lots of hills and speed work. Because I somehow forgot that the course elevation looks like this:
You are seeing mile 12 correctly. Thankfully, it’s still not massive elevation, it just is compared with the rest of the course.
I’m excited, and ready to get running. But, I’m giving myself another couple of weeks to do some heart rate training, hoping to get a bit more efficient with my running, before going hard at training, as well as putting in serious time at Unite Fitness to build total body strength.
What races do you have coming up?
Have you ever gone back to run your first race?
Heart rate training advice?