In April, I am running my first race that includes trails. It's a half marathon (13.1 miles) in Marin County that is half road/half trail. This will be my 5th half marathon, and I'm pretty excited and scared about the challenge.
To ease these looming thoughts about whether I will I actually make it without having to crawl to the finish and to stay motivated and make sure I get to race day feeling confident, I'm putting together a plan that I can follow over the next 5 weeks.
Below is a snap shot of the training schedule. If you are prepping for a race this spring, I'd love to hear about it. Share your races and plans in the comments!
I'll be using the prep for this race to share some of the things I learn along the way.
More to come on how to optimize your training toward your goals and how less mileage and more cross training is an excellent way to think about in your own training!