Been doing a lot of reading and ended up modifying the hal higdon novice 2 with back-to-back runs on the weekend.
Finished up the first week with 36 miles. Going to be staying at a minimum of 35 mpw with two peaks of 45 mpw. My longest run will be 20 miles (twice).
Elevation gain & trail running are two things I will be concentrating on. I want to ensure I can handle the course elevation ( two loops of ascent 747m / descent 743m)
Figured I’d drop an update while I drink my morning coffee and get ready for my long run.
Day 2 – 5m
Pretty decent run. Nothing remarkable to note. Feels good to be training again. I felt a little lost the previous 2 weeks without the focus that running brings me.
Day 3 – 3m
I joined the Strava Climbing Challenge this month. The challenge is to get 2000 metres of climbing in, so I am trying to choose run routes that have a good hill component to them.
Looks like the jingle run is off for me so I will have to find another 10k. No changes in plans for my Jan. half-marathon. Still no idea on when I will run a marathon but it’s looking like I will be “ready” by March.
The grand goal for 2016 is a 50k ultra (valley harvest run) but I really need to find out what 26.2 miles feels like first.