Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Training Tuesday: what's next?

For the past 12-13 weeks, I've used Tuesdays as a day to recap and post my previous week's training. The problem now? I don't really know what's next. I seem to have misplaced my mojo & I don't have any races on the schedule.

This past week, I did a couple good cycle workouts and some strength training, but didn't even run 4 miles total. My shin/calf are still sore and I'm even having issues with my arch (I have an appointment with my doc on Wed). At least the training cycle for the year is over, but I'm afraid of losing all the progress I've made.

I'm toying with running a turkey trot 5k on Thursday & a friend has convinced me to run 6 miles with her Friday night (I'll admit - I'm worried about covering the distance, which is beyond dumb, but she says we can walk and drink spiked hot cocoa, so how was I supposed to turn that down?).

However, in the grand scheme of things, I have no plan. I don't do well without a plan. Do I focus on 5ks for now? 10ks? I looked at the Train Like a Mother 5k Own It plan & holy cow it's intense! This is just the first 3 weeks!

The Run Less, Run Faster 5k plan isn't much friendlier, but at least it's only 3 days a week of running like I'm used to.

I know I need to do something or I'm going to go nuts. Any suggestions?

PS: If you haven't entered my giveaway yet, please go do that.

PSS: It's national Hug a Runner Day (according to Facebook and Twitter - which you know are always right) so go hug your favorite runner today.

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