About long runs, interval runs, hill training…
I have been living off my runner’s high from Saturday’s 14.5-miler for the last couple of days. The days were filled with CRAZY thoughts:
- I want to run another 14-miler next weekend. CRAZY!
- I want to run the full marathon in San Diego. CRAZY!
- I want to sign up for another full marathon this year. CRAZY
I am not saying any of this is impossible. In fact, it’s perfectly possible. But when I signed up for a full marathon in 2010, I freaked out about training, got completely stressed out about long runs and eventually ran the half distance on race day. So I vowed to only sign up for a full marathon once again when I have a running team around me that trains for the same event.
Anyway, I could possibly always change my half distance to a full when I get to San Diego and the running continues to be grand…
Yesterday, I did interval runs and I am getting faster. At least for those training runs. I signed up for a 5k this coming weekend and my goal is to make it a really fast tempo run.
I have also been training hills on the treadmill. I am not sure yet exactly on how this translates to a real hilly environment. I fear the Edinburgh Rock ‘n Roll Half Marathon will be hilly..
I have been loosely following the Rolling Hills Plan from Rick Morris’ Treadmill Hill Workouts. I think I am going to do the Hill Blasters Plan this week. 🙂
You know you are a runner when… you know the location of every 7-11, public restroom, and water fountain in running distance from your home.