I’ve given a lot of thought to my schedule for 2015. In fact, I’ve been thinking about it since November when I started thinking about new year’s resolutions! I learned a lot of lessons about running, training, and my race schedule in 2014. One of the biggest takeaways: I hate training for half marathons. My body does not prefer long distances. Then, mentally, I get discouraged, and its a bad cycle. I do, however, like the challenge of a half marathon.
So! This is how I thought about planning for 2015:
1. Only one half marathon
2. Do the races that you LOVE
3. Try some new races
4. Other than the one half, stick with 10k or shorter distances
5. Stay injury free!
I’m very excited about this schedule. I think it will be much more manageable, less stressful, and I will really get to ENJOY the run. I also hope that by sticking with mostly shorter distances, I will be able to get my speed improved!
If all goes well, here is my schedule for 2015!
Game Day 5k or 10k
Shamrock Half Marathon
Big Blue 5k
Chickfila 5k or 10k
Run for the Dream 8k (possibly – this is the week before my wedding…)
I get married!!!
Allen Stone Run/Swim/Run
*Kristin and Hollie have said nothing but good things about this race, I’m thinking about giving it a shot!
Crawlin Crab 5k
Harbor Lights 5k
Surf N Santa 5 miler
Have you already planned your race schedule for 2015? Do you prefer longer or shorter distances?