- June 19 ? Summer Plans
- June 26 ? Rate Your Month
- July 3 ? 4th of July Race/Running Plans
- July 10 ? Free Topic!
- July 17 ? Do You Run On Vacation?
So this was supposed to be posted last week, but we kinda forgot about it. Oops! So here we go… !
I can not believe that summer is in FULL SWING. I’m not really ready for the heat, but I do have a solid plan set from now until April 2019.
Who am I?
My race schedule is as follows:
- November 2-4 > Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
- November 10-11 > Rock n Roll Vegas Half Marathon
- December 2 > Rock n Roll San Antonio Marathon
- January 10-13 > Dopey Challenge
- February 21-24 > Disney Princess Half Marathon
- March 24 > Los Angeles Marathon
- April 4-7 > Star Wars Rival Run
… I am almost positive some more races will be tossed into the mix, but this summer I am really focusing on?other stuff in order to prepare for a pretty serious fall racing schedule.
There are three main goals I have for myself for the summer, and getting them down on the screen will help me stick to them!
I Want to Get Faster
I have no plans to BQ, but I would like to see myself get a bit faster.
Losing weight has helped immensely, but I am taking steps this summer to do a little bit extra to help me get faster.
Short intervals, long intervals, tempo runs, speed work, hills… and not to mention making sure I am doing additional strength training.
In the past few weeks, I have actually seen improvement, too!? So that’s immensely helpful to maintain motivation!
I Want to Be More Consistent
When I trained for my first half, I did not miss a single run. If it was on the schedule, it happened.
By the second half, I gave myself some more grace.
Over the years, I discovered that I could still finish with minimal training. With two kids under two, that’s pretty much all I could manage… minimal training.
This summer, I want to get back to consistency. I don’t want to make any more excuses. Yes, sometimes a run will get missed – but that shouldn’t be because I am tired or because I am busy. Running is a priority and needs to be treated as such!
I just finished an incredible Train Like a Mother 5-Week Stride program and I did not miss ONE workout. It reminded me what accomplishment feels like! It’s time to keep it UP!
I Want to Love to Run
This is silly because right now, I absolutely love to run.
I am legitimately looking forward to getting out of bed and hitting the pavement.
I’ve got some incredible strength training plans on my schedule that I am ridiculously excited about.
Burnout is REAL and has happened to me two years in a row during marathon training.
One of my BIGGEST and BADDEST goals for this summer is to continue to enjoy what I am doing. I just want to keep it fun and exciting, throw in some extra races when it makes sense, take a day off if I need a day off, and really focus on not letting myself get overtired and overrun.
… so tell me, what running goals do YOU have for yourself this summer?
[inlinkz_linkup id=786999 mode=1]
Patty Holliday is a Marvel loving, Disney obsessed wife, and mother of four. She’s a travel agent specializing in Disney & Universal vacations- and loves a candid confession. Find her in Virginia (or anywhere frequent flyer miles or her trusty minivan takes her.)