I’ve been talking about my injury and marathon recovery for the last four weeks…I guess I should I consolidate my thoughts and figure out what I’m doing with my running. I don’t know where I want to take my running in the next month or even the rest of 2015.
It’s not a secret I’m getting married in a couple of weeks. While I’m not stressed about it, I’m not planning to “train” for anything before then. A two week training cycle makes no sense and I’m not going to stick to any set routine or plan before the wedding. Why on Earth would I rush to train for a race before (or even just after) the wedding? Plus duh, I’m still working on that small injury.
After the wedding I’ll be going on a honeymoon. I won’t really be training for anything then either. I won’t be training, blogging or doing a whole heck of a lot. Yes I will still run and workout…but will it count? Anything without internet proof never happened…
In reality, if I’m healthy I won’t begin any plan or routine until early May. I don’t have an exact plan, routine or schedule since I have a lot going on in the next month, There is a lot of uncertainty before May. Will I be healthy? I would like to think I’ll be healthy before the wedding but that would be a wedding miracle.
So hypothetically after getting back from my honeymoon, I would like to begin running shorter distances in May, June and July. I haven’t run many 5ks for the last two years. I had planned to run more last year but after a slight case of plantar fasciitis last summer, I wasn’t running at all.
I’ve been thinking a lot about my training lately. What I’m doing is no longer working. I’ve been been on/off injured the last year.
Is that from being inconsistent?
Is it from running high mileage and it wearing on my body?
Is it from poor recovery or burning the candle on both ends with wedding planning, life, work and running?
Is it from focusing on longer races versus shorter races?
I’ve always said races are my “speed work” but lately I haven’t been doing a lot of road races. I went from running 2-3 each month in 2013, to running 1-2 longer races each month. That is a drastic change. I’m not sticking to the very core of my original training.
I guess I can say this about my training:
My major goal is to get healthy. I’m not going to train for anything until I’m 100% healthy. I would like to focus on shorter distances this summer and improve my turnover. Perhaps next fall I’ll work on training for a half or even another full marathon. The cliff notes version is:
1. Get married and get healthy (injury free).
2. Train for shorter races for a few months
3. Run longer races next fall
Questions for you:
How many races do you do each month?
What are your training plans for the spring and summer?