Life post marathon has been great. I have only run one time since the race.
I have been going to spin and Body Pump classes and riding my bike on the trainer at home. It has been glorious to exercise when I want and do whatever I like. I’m beginning to reach the point where I need to start to refocus and make a plan for the races I’m signed up for in 2014.
So what is the plan? To give you a little background I’ll first tell you what is on my race schedule. First up in February we have the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February.
I’m running this with my sister, mom, and aunt. It is going to be a special race because it will be my family’s first half marathon and a fun girls weekend. I’m (not so) secretly hoping to PR this race. Which leads me to my first goal for this off season/training cycle and that is to get faster! I KNOW I’m capable of much faster speeds while I’m running I just haven’t quite figured out how to push myself to them. However, I really want to enjoy this race and the weekend so I’m open to it not going my way and just enjoying the experience.
Then the my big, huge goal for 2014 is the Kansas Half Ironman. I’m officially registered. I’ve purchased a 12 week pre-built plan from Coach Marni Sumbal at Trimarni Coaching and Nutrition, LLC. I spoke with Coach Marni on the phone and we’ve put together a 5-8 week off season plan before the official tri training kicks in. I’m ecstatic to get back on track with my one true love, triathlon. I really want to compete in triathlon and be competitive. I’ve got BIG plans and BIG dreams for myself. I hope, also not so secretly, to become a Trimarni athlete after this season. Fingers crossed! So in the coming weeks I will be swimming and biking 2-3 times a week, strength training 3 times per week, and running 2 times per week. I think this is a very doable plan and I’m looking forward to seeing gains in all three sports.
What are you off-season plans?
Any good speed or strength workouts you want to share?