Up until now I’ve been focused on how fast I can run, although I’m still a rather new runner, and have a long road ahead of me. This past weekend I signed up for the 13.1 Brewers Mini Marathon, being held at the end of September 2013. I’m currently at a state where I need to take breaks every so often to walk. I’ve come to the realization that I need to focus more on my endurance rather than my speed. I can maintain the speed required by the Mini Marathon even with my walk breaks, so it’s time to shift my attention to being able to run continuously with fewer breaks.
This morning was the start of my new training plan. I went out for a run this morning and committed to running 10 minutes, and then walking 3 minutes. I did this 3 times, although I felt like I probably could have done a couple more, I don’t want to overdo it and injure myself. I’ve had various aches and pains while training over the past couple months, so the more I can keep that under control, the better I’ll be.
I’m looking forward to the Santa Hustle in about 2 weeks, we’ll be running in Santa hats and beards, it should be fun. As I’m preparing for these upcoming races I’ll also be shifting some of my training indoors. I’ve managed to get the ambition to run on the treadmill, and while it’s not my favorite mostly because I don’t like running in the gym environment, as well as I feel like it changes my running form, I think it’ll be a must if I want to stay on track.