6 Wks To NYC Half Non-Training Plan
I seem to have lost all motivation to train and race. I’m still logging the miles on the treadmill training away for the NYC Half but my heart isn’t into it. I wanted to go for a PR at this half but I don’t think my body or mind are ready. Even though I’m at pre-Lucas weight, I’m still not at my goal weight. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll be able to sub 2 hour or PR in the half until I am at my racing weight (insert sad realization face).
With all that being said, I’m still not giving up on the NYC Half. I’m planning on running this race for fun, as a tour of my old city and as my final NYC race. Yup, you read that correctly. I don’t plan on running anymore NYC races but that explanation is for another post.
So, what am I doing to train for the NYC Half?
- 2 days of speed work a week. One doing 800 intervals and the other incorporating fartleks into my run. Both of those runs tend to just be 4-5 miles.
- 1 day a week of hills. I’ve never done hill workouts before and I definitely suffered at the Ted Corbitt 15k in December. Part of the NYC Half is in Central Park and those hills are a bit of a killer.
Hills make me sooo sweaty. Does that happen to anyone else?
- 1 long run a week. I’m only going to top out at 12 miles so my long run has been between 10-12 miles.
- 1 easy run a week of 3-4 miles.
- 1 day of swimming a week
- 1 Bar Method workout a week
That about sums up how I’m approaching my non-training plan for the NYC Half. The race is just 38 days away (March 17th) and I know I will be ready to run 13.1 miles. Getting home from NYC on St. Patrick’s Day is a totally different story. YIKES!
February 6, 2013
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