What am I training for? Well, since I posted my 2015 race wish list, I got this crazy idea to run a 25K in May. As in, 15.5 miles.
This is a crazy idea because:
1) I will be doing my training in the dead of a Michigan winter—my slow season.
2) I hate the treadmill (but see #1).
3) This distance is longer than a half marathon, which is currently my distance of choice.
We shall see.
I updated my 2015 race wish list accordingly, adding this and a new half marathon to the list (which would essentially be my last long run before the 25K...and/or the Spring half marathon I'm gunning for). No, I haven't registered for either of these races yet, mostly because I want to get into the training a little bit more to see how it goes.
So...maybe I kicked off a new training plan?
I'm crossing my fingers.
Cross yours for me?
This 25K would be a huge accomplishment for me if I can make it happen. Like, huge. (See above.)
And since I'm aiming to increase mileage again, I'm reacquainting myself with the foam roller. Christmas gift:
Pink gym bag, pink Spinning shoes...do I dare get a pink Yoga mat? Because I've been looking for a new one. Would that be too much? Say "nope...it would not."
Speaking of running, I knocked off three miles on the track at my gym today before I jumped on the treadmill for one more. Four miles done inside. Stupid snow outside. My (beach) town is much better in the Summer. #puremichigan
Question: How do you get through Winter running if you live somewhere that sees actual Winter weather? Like, mentally, how do you do it?