Now is the time for the quickening. This means that gone are the days of the mind listening to the body and for the next 10 weeks I will be following a dedicated training schedule where my body will have to listen to my mind. Hopefully the end result will be a PR on the Apr 21 running of the Blue Ridge Half Marathon.
Looking at the goal of beating last years 1:37:22 I know I have a lot of work to do. My training paces have been very comfortable lately and I am very happy in this little comfort zone of 8-10 minute miles with the occasional push into the 6's and 7's, but I have to put that behind me for a little while and just let the quickening do its work. Eventually the 6's and 7's will be easy again, it shouldn't take more than just a few weeks.
Apr 21 is a double header weekend too. The 21st is the Blue Ridge Half and the 22nd is the start of triathlon season with the Angels Race. I formulated my training schedule to allow for 3 days on the bike, 3 days in the pool and 4 days running..., hopefully I can PR at both races!
|Training Schedule for Blue Ridge Half|