A view from my side.
My training week ends on Sundays with a long run. Long for me this Sunday was 70 minutes…just over 7.5 miles. Monday is a day off. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday are shorter days, but at a quicker pace. Friday is an off day, followed by a longer than TWTh, but shorter than Sunday run.
Monday’s run was 45 minutes, 5 miles. It was the first run this season in over 90ºF heat, but, well, living where I do, it’s about time. At least the route offers some shade. Wednesday and Thursday the target is 50 minutes each day. 60 minutes on Saturday then 80 minutes on Sunday. It’s a reasonable plan. Hopefully I’ll be able to stick with it.
I realize I started this in December with an eye toward a late March Half Marathon. Life, as it often does, intervened, and I ended up putting off any regular running at all. Oh, I could get 2 or 3 runs in, sure, but that only kept a base going. Now I have a short window of time to stick with the plan and train to run a Half in June. There are quite a few within a few hours drive with plenty of places to stay. I can see from here to there. It feels good to be Back in Stride.