Fred A Stair wrote:
You don't say where you live. Anytime it's 50 degrees or cooler you must do speedwork indoors.
Also beware of that ice.
Texas... so it doesn't ice over too often but it's 34 outside right now and I'm not even thinking about going outside right now.
These last few replies really got me to thinking about how much longer I have to reach my goal. My daughter did say she'd help pace me if I haven't reached my goal by the end date and I'm close. We are thinking the last day of school 2020 will be May 21st so I have until May 22nd.
76 weeks 3 days
From my 8:00 current PR to 6:30 is 90s so I thought I'd try and cut it by 10s each trial. 76 weeks divided by 9 trials gives me 8 weeks each trial and leaves me with 4 weeks 3 days at the end. First TT is tentatively set for January 29 with a goal of 7:50.
There has been so much good advice and so many options I am left feeling a bit overwhelmed at times.
Starting this week I'm really going to add those lunges and planks to my regimen. I do have to be really careful with core work though because I have a hernia from one of my pregnancies. It never bothers me unless I start doing core workouts.
I wanted to make the following note about recent running. My lungs are not the things giving out anymore. I used to start breathing very hard and I'd had to give up my pace because I needed to breath. More recently, my mind and my legs are what need to be pushed. Towards the end of Saturday's race I could hear every foot step pounding. It's like my legs were too tired to run softly. Especially the left foot/leg. My knees hurt the next day but today it's my thighs. I'm actually sore! I'm NEVER sore because my lungs always give up before my body.
Tentative schedule this week:
Today- wait until warmest part of day and then do 60 or 90 minutes easy
Wednesday- 3-5 miles easy
Thursday- either crossfit or biking or intervals (weather permitting)
Saturday-4 mile race (hills!)