It’s an addiction

I have a new running schedule that makes Friday a full on rest day and Saturday a cross training day.  I am going crazy.  I had today off and it looked so beautiful outside, but it’s a no run day so I refused to put my running shoes on, even though I really wanted to.

I think this means I have a problem.

I spent about two hours yesterday putting together a tentative running schedule to get me through the winter and spring racing season.  Yes, I said winter and spring.  I know it’s only July 3.  I told you.  I have a problem.  Of course, I also have a big race in March that I’m really excited about.  I have this tendency to run races, then take a whole month off – so I’m hoping that creating a detailed schedule will mean that I will stick to it and not be screwed and end up with an over-use injury.  Again.

So I’m ramping up slowly.  I’m probably putting in a 6 miler this weekend, and I would like to make my base Sunday run at least 6 miles, hopefully a bit more.  It doesn’t seem like much to runners, but it seems like a lot to me!  I’ve got a good 5 mile loop that I love, so I need to figure out a good way to extend that.

I’m exciting, right?

One thought on “It’s an addiction

  1. Maybe find some races scattered about the calendar — 5k, 4 mile, 8k, 5 mile — that might keep you going?

    Of course I have been so absolutely terrible about running for the past two or three years, really, really bad about maintaining a decent training schedule. Heck, not really even having anything that could be called a training schedule. There’s a ten miler coming up at the end of this week that my daughter (she’s a couple of years younger than you) decided she wanted to try. I have run it three or four times over the past dozen years or so and it is a well-organized race… but I just could not push myself to get into shape for it… so I finally decided the only thing to do was to sign up for the ten mile walk because I could not survive running ten miles.

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