Friday, January 16, 2015

Long Run Weekends

Happy Friday, y'all! This is the last weekend to get some long(ish) runs in before the 3M Half Marathon next Sunday. I would love to be able to run more than 4-5 miles after work during the week, but this time change is still crap and it's dark by 6. So I've had to deal with medium distance runs Monday-Friday and schedule my weekends around getting some longer runs in. I honestly haven't run more than 6 miles since November at the Las Vegas Half Marathon (which was brutal). We'll see how it goes tomorrow! I also plan to go run some stairs at Mt. Bonnell at some point. I did that last Sunday for the first time in months and my calves felt it all week long. 

My friends and I are slowly chomping away at our 2015 goal! Everyone is doing their best to train for this half, which has been somewhat last minute since the holidays got in the way. After next Sunday, 6 of us will each contribute 13.1 miles to the log (78.6 miles), so we will no doubt be on track in January (we need 168 per month to keep the pace). 

Hope everyone has a great weekend! The weather is Austin looks perfect...mid-60's and sunny. Hallelujah!  

1/16/2015: Miles run - 82.75 of 2015. Miles remaining - 1932.25 of 2015

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015 in 2015

Hello, strangers and Happy New Year! I know I've been MIA for a few months, but I'm baaaaack. 

In 2014, I attempted quite a few monthly goals (failing at most of them), but I was excited to try new diets and workout routines to mix things up a bit after running for an entire year

After unsuccessfully completing over half of my monthly goals last year, I've decided to venture back to my main love and stick with running again...but this time I'm not in it alone.

Six girlfriends and I will be attempting to run a combined 2,015 miles in 2015. 

To break it down:
2,015 divided by 7 girls = 288 miles per person
288 miles per person divided by 52 weeks = 5.5 miles a week

Completely doable! We are keeping track via a shared Google Doc. 

Most of us have signed up for the 3M Half Marathon in Austin coming up in about 2.5 weeks. It'll be the first one for many of them and I'm so excited! I know they'll get the half marathon bug and will want to sign up for more like I did. It really is addicting. 

I'm hoping my friends will be willing to do some guest posts throughout the year to share their experience with this goal. 

1/7/2015: Miles run - 21.75 of 2015. Miles remaining - 1993.25 of 2015