Now that we're already in February, my race schedule is also looking more "firm"... In December, I was rather ambitious listing quite a bit of races. Since, then, I have had time to rethink my strategy. Mostly due to finances and of course, the physical limitations on my end! Ok, so here's revision 2.0 of my race schedule for 2009:
February 1: Kaiser Permanente Half Marathon - done!
March 1: Napa Valley Marathon - registered!
March 15: Emerald Across the Bay 12 K
April 26 : Big Sur Marathon (This one is still a maybe?)
May 30: Rnr San Diego Marathon - registered babeee!
July 19: Napa to Sonoma Half Marathon - registered
July 26: San Francisco Marathon (5th year in a row!!)
October 11: Chicago Marathon - registered yesterday!
October 18: Nike Women's Marathon (huge maybe)
December 6: California International Marathon
Training for the Napa Valley Marathon is well under way and I can't believe I have less than a month to go now! Starting last week, I've kicked it up a notch! I've started to incorporate one long run midweek and also doing 20 milers on my weekend long runs. This is what my runs have been looking like the past week:
Wednesday: 5 miles tempo @ 8:38 pace
Thursday: 10 miles @ 9:20 pace
Friday: 6 mile hill workout 9:58 pace
Sunday: KP Half 13.1 miles
Tuesday: 8 miles @ 9:17 pace
Wednesday (today): 10 miles @ 9:32 pace
As for the rest of the week:
Thursday: 6 miles
Saturday: 20 miles
Sunday: 7 miles (For the 7 on 7th, we're doing it on Sunday!)
I am excited to hit 50+ miles this week! And, I've been feeling really good out there. I'm not looking to PR at Napa but I'm hoping for a good strong race.
Oh and last month, I ran 145 miles at about 9:30 min avg pace! Woohoooo! I definitely plan to exceed that mileage this month!
Now, leaving you with photos of my run today... Views of San Francisco from the East Bay!
One last note, I'm really behind on blog reading. I haven't forgotten you. I promise!!! (Thank you for coming back to read mine, really. I appreciate it very much.)