Hello and good evening to ya. It seems like it’s been a long time since I posted something just because I felt like it, so here we are!
For months now, we runners have been waiting for our chance to get back to training for our main events. I’ve run a few virtual races and although I enjoy them, there’s ZERO chance that I’m going to run a virtual marathon. I already run out of motivation for actual marathons when I run them, so the virtual version would likely be disastrous.
We really don’t know when marathons will be a thing again. Small town marathons will likely start happening first. The big city races are likely to be months away. Since I can’t tell you when my next marathon might be, I can only tell you this… I WILL BE READY.
This brings us to the title of my post. I want to make sure that I can be ready when we finally do get that green light. That is why I’m MAINTAINING MY BASE.
I figure if I continue to run 30-40 mile weeks with a tempo here and there plus a long run every weekend of 10-12 miles, I’ll be ready to start a solid 16-18 week training plan, or even an aggressive 12 week training plan. I think this is good for me overall. I’m not stressed about hitting numbers, but it gives me a sense of purpose to push through some tough miles.
We don’t have much on the calendar right now, but oh we will. Think about where you want to be when races come. 🙂