I haven’t run in 12 days.
Pretty much my training has taken a hit recently due to being under the weather – nothing blog worthy – but important to note as to why I have not been running. What I have done for my training, was two weeks ago I tore it up hitting every scheduled workout, and loving on the warm spell we had. As of late I’ve been going on walks, using the elliptical and practicing light yoga at home. I hope to back to feeling like myself very soon and back into more rigorous workouts.
What’s coming up next?
I’d like to take a vinyasa flow yoga class Friday, followed by a long run of 8 miles on Saturday with the husband. Then on Sunday I plan to take a yoga class of my choice at the grand opening of the Nishkama Yoga location in North Olmsted, their second Cleveland-area location. I’m excited about all three workouts as they will each provide my body unique challenges. As far as my training plan for the next 8 weeks, I’m still sticking to my three-day a week running plan, with my weekly long run being most vital to complete.
I’m still eager to run the Rite Aid Cleveland Half-Marathon although as I near May and realize I’ve had a number of missed workouts, I am not sure how I’ll fare in the PR realm. A PR would be great and I know I can run faster than 2:33, but I’m not positive I’ll be ready for that in less than two months. If my half-marathon PR doesn’t happen this May I’m hoping to tackle another half in the fall. Amongst runners in the Midwest, the spring and fall are usually choice seasons for obtaining a PR because of the gentler temperatures.
This will be my biggest half-marathon race to date (close to 20,000 runners expected!), likely the most scenic course and I am honored to be part of an encouraging group of running bloggers for this event. We also have family coming to stay with us that weekend, who will run and spectate the event as well.
Have you seen the list of expo booth participants for this year’s race? Impressive! Registration is still open through May 19 – unless spots sell out. Not wanting to run this race? Race organizers are also looking for volunteers to be a part of the “Cleveland Experience.”
Do you plan to push for a PR in the spring or fall this year?
Disclosure: As a 2012 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Blogger I will receive complimentary entry into the race of my choice, along with special access to pre and post-race events, in exchange for writing about my training for this event.