First week of 2012 is officially gone!
I spent a little bit of time before the holidays and then on New Year’s Day figuring out my race schedule for this year.
Big goal: Free Press FULL Marathon.
Goals along the way:
- Super 5k: February 5th, Novi, MI
- Shamrocks & Shenanigans 5k: March 11th, Ann Arbor, MI
- Martian Marathon 10k: April 14th, Dearborn, MI
- Roads’ End 5 Miler: April 29th, Pinckney Rec Area, MI
- Capitol City Half Marathon: May 5th, Columbus, OH
- Back to the Beach 10k: May 20th, Shelby Twp., MI
- Flirt with Dirt 10k: June 9th, Novi, MI
- The Legend Half Marathon: August 4th, Lansing, MI
- Free Press Full Marathon: October 21st, Detroit, MI/Windsor, Ontario
I’ve got my 2012 calendar all kitted out with my running plan for the year and the white board below it for each week + our meals and other appointments.
Week 1 Actual
Sunday 1/1: Drove home from skiing up north
Monday 1/2: 3 mile run (treadmill, 10:56 pace)
Tuesday 1/3: 6am-7am workout with personal trainer, 6pm-7pm beginning yoga with Amanda
Wednesday 1/4: nothing, glorious nothing.
Thursday 1/5: 6pm-7pm beginning yoga with Amanda
Friday 1/6: 3.86 mile run to Amanda’s house (10:05 pace)
Saturday 1/7: 3.25 mile walk at Gallup Park
Sunday 1/8: 2 mile run to the Rec Center (9:54 pace); 20 minutes of abs, 2.85 mile run back home (11:04 pace)
This week is a short week since we’re leaving for Vermont on Wednesday after work. I’ve only got a run for tonight, personal training session and yoga tomorrow planned, but I’ll be taking my running stuff out east with me too 🙂
Well, it certainly has been a long time since I have done one of these “update” things.
It has been a busy spring so far, so I’m going to do a little rundown (in a few posts) of what has happened in the past three months or so.
Races and Exercise
In the beginning of April, I ran the Martian Marathon 5k in Dearborn, MI. Sad that I still had to wear my long underwear because of the cold but GREAT because I met my goal of under thirty minutes! It was 29:51 overall. Also, the shirt was awesome.
The rest of April and May were filled with not much running and a lot more mountain biking and road biking, that is, when we weren’t getting constantly rained on.
The weekend of May 21st brought our first ride in the Zoo-de-Mack, a 51 mile bicycle ride from Boyne Highlands Resort near Petoskey, MI to Mackinaw City, MI. It took us 3 hours and 15 minutes of ride time, with an hour in the middle for lunch.
Crazy enough, the next day I ran the Back to the Beaches 5k at Stoney Creek Metropark in Shelby Twp, MI. I was also under 30 minutes this time, at 29:53 overall. I was really surprised that I was able to run that quickly after such a long ride the night before… and once I saw that I was only two seconds slower than my record, I wished I could’ve just pushed a little bit more to beat it. Oh well. Next 5k isn’t until the Warrior Dash in July and I have no time goals for that one.
A week from tomorrow is the Tour de Cure Century Ride and you should donate to me, it’d be lovely of you 🙂
After that, I’m trying to figure out which running races I want to sign up for next. I’m thinking about the Romeo to Richmond 5k and the CRIM 8k. I need to start amping up a little bit after the Century in preparation for the half marathon.