That's right - the new cycle starts this week! I finished writing my training plan over the weekend - realizing, of course, that small adjustments will likely need to be made throughout the next few months.
Here's the plan for week 1:
Monday: 6 miles @easy pace (AM); 4 miles @easy pace + strength training (PM)
Tuesday: 6 mile workout (3 miles @half marathon pace); core work
Wednesday: 6 miles @easy pace (AM); 4 miles @easy pace + strength training (PM)
Thursday: 8 miles @easy pace (including 4-6 hill repeats)
Friday: 4 miles @easy pace
Saturday: 16 mile long run
Sunday: Rest Day
Training aside, here are a few other bits and pieces:
My new Oiselle Lesko Shimmel tank arrived in the mail late last week. It's the perfect fit and the color just screams summer. I highly recommend checking it out even if you're not a runner - it's the perfect top for any type of fitness activity.
Also comes in grey and navy!
I finally made Snickerdoodle Cupcakes. I ended up making a vanilla buttercream frosting and topping with organic turbinado sugar and cinnamon. All I can say is yum - these cupcakes are divine :)
I got together with my friends Laura and Sheila on Saturday to get dinner at Cafe Manna and then spectate a race. I've been to Cafe Manna a few times and every time the food is great. This time I had the vegetable torte and it didn't disappoint!
Cafe Manna's menu is vegetarian and vegan and 100% delicious!
As for the race, this one was a trail event with distances of 100 miles, 100km or a 38 mile "fun run". Crazy, right? We got to the race in time to see the 100 mile winner cross the finish line at about 17:54 - as in 17 hours, 54 minutes. I'm in complete awe of everyone who participated in the race and can't even begin to imagine the type of physical and mental endurance needed to finish this type of event. I have no excuse to ever again complain about a 6 mile training run :)
That's about it for me and my weekend. Now it's your turn to tell me:
- Have you ever done or would you ever consider doing an ultra trail event, like a 100km or a 100 mile race?
- What upcoming races are you training for and what training plan(s) are you using?
- What are your current favorite pieces of workout clothing?
Don't forget that Wednesday is National Running Day - it's a great excuse to get a few extra miles in ;) Also, remember to enter my PRO Compression sock giveaway - I'm picking a winner on Wednesday!