I’ve been more consistent running several a week (up to 5) and my long runs were going well enough in the low double digits for most of late December and January. The lack of Polar Vortex weather has helped me get outside, plus I have treadmill access at New York Sports Club which has a ton of locations. I’m also doing coached speed training workouts with NYRR Tuesdays and Thursdays and trying to get in a few warmup miles prior to each session.
January 13-19: 29 miles. This is my highest weekly mileage since April, right before my plantar fibroma ended my spring/summer season.
January 20 – 26: 21.5 miles out of a proposed 31 because I moved my long run then didn’t get it done.
January 27 – February 2: 28.6 miles, including a 4 mile race. I wanted to extend my warm up and cool down to hit 30 for the week, but was pretty beat after. Soon, soon.
Winter/Spring race calendar so far:
February 2: NYRR Gridiron 4 Miler
February 16: 10 miles as a tuneup race
March 1: Atlanta Half
April 5: Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in DC. I’m in but need to secure accommodations and travel.
Early May: Ragnar Cape Cod May 8-9. I’m also in for Broad Street Run in Philly May 3rd since I had to defer in 2019 (and 2018, sigh). I don’t think I should race and relay three weeks in a row.
May 16: Brooklyn Half, after much agita getting in.
I’m trying to pick an actual 5K or 10K to hopefully PR, but might put those off until summer.
Eats: I’ve still been eating and cooking tasty things, but not taking a lot of pictures of them.