Hi everyone! it’s
Thirsty Thursday! Almost to the weekend!
Lately my running efforts have been quite slacking…I’m pretty sure my last run was the Great Nike Plus Fail (still bitter) …
Seriously- that’s so me and my running efforts lately. Running is the part of duathlons/triathlons that I need the most work. Cycling- sure I’ll do that whenever. I can definitely run, and have while playing a sport my entire life, but going out and litterally “training” is not something I normally do. I just go out and run..mostly steady pace-tryingnottodie kind of run. But I know after a few races this year already that I need a lot of work getting to where I want to be. So how am I going to do this…? I’m sue you are all wondering.
I think doing a little research and planning on what and how to improve my speed is my next step. Googling is probably what I’ll be doing the rest of the day.
I think seeing things written down on paper and following more of training plan is going to help me so much. At this point, I just go out and do what I want- not that it’s bad, but I think if I want results for my races I need to do some more planned prepping.
Some goals I have for this month:
- Incorporate Speedwork! I’ve been scoping out some hills by my house and bleachers near by
- Track workouts???? This I need to research.
- Run Longer! I’ve never done many long runs before in my life…3-4 miles is my usual..never had much reason to do more
- Fartlek Runs
Writing these down has already given me some motivation to make this happen. Currently I haven’t signed up for any duathlon races, I’m more of a sign up closer to the event kinda gal- where I live it would be very rare that you would have to worry about a race selling out. I’m on the lookout for my next race so we will see if one pops up soon. When I finally figure out a real plan, I’ll be sure to write about it.
What are some of your goals for this month? Anything you are training for requiring a plan. Also, any suggestions for me?? I’ve never made a real “training” plan for myself, and do you use any resources to help you plan? Any advice would be helpful!