Training Again

It’s been so long since I’ve actually trained for a race that it almost feels like I am starting from scratch…except I kind of know what I’m really in for!

The Brooklyn Half is coming up on May 17th.  I have only run this race once– in 2009! It seems like so long ago.   Tomorrow I have 7 miles on the schedule–rain or shine!  If I add a mile a week until May 17th, I’ll have a solid 11 miles under my belt before the race.  I’m planning to do at least one easy or tempo run a week and one night of speed work a week as well.

Adding to that, I also have this little race to prepare for:

Congratulations, Melissa! You’re in.
Welcome to the Class of 2014, TCS New York City Marathoner!

You’ll be on a runner’s journey through the five boroughs of New York City. The TCS New York City Marathon is the ultimate celebration of what makes each borough unique, inspiring, and an amazing place to get out and get moving!

Kick off your marathon season—there’s a lot you can do to get started now

Man! The pressure is on!

Just for kicks, I’m also considering doing my first tri.  The Escape to Miami looks like fun and I have some friends doing. Plus, any excuse to go to Miami.  Joe’s Stone Crab how I love thee.  The question is Sprint or Olympic?  I think I could do the sprint no problem.  However, it’s tempting to push myself a little bit more and try the olympic length.  That said, I’m not sure where I would swim. I also don’t know if I want any to have to worry about really training for anything other than the marathon.  I have to decide soon, so I’ll let you know what happens!

 

One Response to Training Again

  1. Yay Mel! I’ll be out there cheering you on!!!!!!!!! Let me know if you need a training buddy. Although I am SWEARING to not sign up for a fall Marathon…I might need some long run fixes anyways. ;)
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