Six months ago, my goal for this weekend's upcoming half was to go under 2 hours.
Three months ago, my goal for this weekend's upcoming half was to go under 2 hours.
My goal for this weekend's upcoming half is just to enjoy it and have fun. I have no idea what to expect running on the other side of country. I have no idea how traveling for it will affect me. It falls on day one of the vacation too so there really isn't a point in trying to go all out for it. I certainly didn't 'train' for this since all I've been focused on is the marathon that happened earlier in the month. I don't really expect to be able to pull it off. Therefore, my only goal is to enjoy it. There'll be plenty of other times when I can shoot for a specific goal.
However, I will say that I finally feel 100% back to normal, re-focused and truly loving each and every single run I've been doing the last couple of weeks. My overall decreased mileage has led to speedier (well, speedy for me, definitely not truly speedy) times which is a nice change of pace. Not having some sort of plan has been a little weird though, so I may have created the following this weekend, just as a general guideline for the next several months. I have nothing officially planned but figured I'd create it based on what I'm thinking and then refine it later. I got so used to having everything planned out that I've been a little lost trying to decide which days to run, which days to do some other work out and how much to do of each.