I won a free entry to the 13.1 Los Angeles Race!
Thank you to Becca over at See Becca try to tri!
I am so happy!
I did not have a race on the calendar for January.
This Half Marathon is January 15, 2012...4 days after I will turn 26 again.
Check out the pretty cool spinning medal they have for the finisher:
I need to figure out how to adjust my training plan. This race will come 5 weeks after the Holiday Half that I ran last week and 3 weeks before Surf City. I am not used to have that many races close to each other and those are also all Half Marathons.
This week coming off my super Holiday Half Marathon PR Race...-yes I had to plug the PR again: I am milking this one- I did this not knowing I would do the January Half Marathon.
Mon: Rest, My quads were hurting pretty bad thanks to the hills.
Tue: Painful 3 miles on the TM.
Wed: 3 miles outside much better.
Thu: 3 miles in the wind...legs almost back to 100%.
Sat: 3 miles on TM.
Sun: 8 miles. It went pretty good, 10:15 pace, for me that is good for that distance.
Total: 20 miles.
My plan is to stick to 5-6 days of training and do this for the 4 Long Runs I will have: 8-9-10-11 miles. I usually run 6 days a week but between now and the next race we have Christmas and the New Year and the boys home. So I may have a couple of weeks of 5 days of running and just cut one of the shorter runs out. Next week, I will have to do the 9 miles on Christmas Eve because Christmas is at my house. So for the Los Angeles race I think I am OK with what to do but what do I do for the 3 weeks between that one and Surf City? One of those week will be post race and one will be taper....
I am thinking this for the long runs:
01-15-12: Los Angeles Half Marathon: 13.1 miles
01-22-12: LR 8 or 10 miles ???
01-29-12: LR 10 or 11 miles ??
02-05-12: Surf City
If you have experience in back to back Half Marathons and you have advices for me I am open to it! :)
Do I pick one race to "Race" and the other to have fun?
They both have course along the ocean..I know it sucks for me and both look similar as far as elevation goes.
After all that I think I will qualify for the first level of Half Fanatic...not sure.
This will be 3 Half Marathons on 57 days.
We had some family pics taken a couple weeks ago because well all the ones we had I looked like this:
Now we have these new ones! The first one is my favorite!