Plans. Plans. Plans.
So, it looks like I'm only going to Austin sporadically, a week here or a week there to cover the state legislature.
Knowing that lets me plan how I will run this spring.
Here it is: I'm itching to run another marathon and don't wanna wait until the fall, so I may as well run the marathon in the town I live in. The Cowtown Marathon on Feb. 28 looks just as good as any. So depending on how the training goes in the next few weeks, I'll be running the hills of Fort Worth come heat, wind, high water, or freezing temperatures (and believe me, in the last five years, that race has had them all).
I'll do a 17- to 19-miler this weekend. (the rout will be the last half of the Cowtown Marathon, then I'll add three to four more miles. Need to run for 2 1/2 hours.) Then, I'll run the Benbrook Half Marathon on Jan. 24. I'll do a 20-miler on Jan. 31, a 22-miler on Feb. 7 and then taper.
I'm going to get back to doing Wednesday intervals as well. So, beginning next week, my running schedule will look like this:
Sunday: easy day, 4 miles
Tuesday, 10 miles (with six at tempo pace – 6:45 to 7:00 pace)
Wednesday, 1k intervals (3:50 per 1,000 meters) (6 miles total including warm up and cool down)
Thursday, 10 miles hills
Friday, off or 4 easy depends on how i feel
Saturday, long run 15 to 22 miles
I've already run 20 miles this week, but took today off because my legs felt dead. The main goal is to stay healthy. And if all goes well with Cowtown, if I can find a cure for the cramps, then an out of town marathon (Cali, here I come?) is next.