I'll admit it took me a couple weeks to digest... I'm on the list of registered runners for Miwok 100km Trail Race.
Now that its sunk in and the holidays are winding down, the training begins. It's officially time to begin the pursuit of my next goal.
My plan to run & finish my first 100km trail race nets out like this:
1. F,F & TB
Alignment of friends, family and perhaps most important training buddies. I even have two confirmed crew and two maybe crew members are lined up! I'm going to need all the support I can get to help me achieve this goal.
2. Solid Training Plan
A solid training plan. My training plan is something like this:
5 runs a week; 1x tempo run, 1x hill training, 1x speed work, 2x longer weekend trail runs (longer runs building for 3 weeks at a time and then having one week a bit shorter to allow for recovery)
Yoga x1 per week
Strength training x2 per week
3. Nutrition Plan
I've set a goal for myself...cook at home. Being a busy working girl (living alone) in the city it is often more convenient (& time efficient) to dine out rather then cook at home. However I'm well aware of the nutrition benefits to home cooked food.
Also I'm dedicated/focused on improving my nutrition during training runs and during recovery post workouts. Bring on the gels and recovery drinks! Oh boy can't wait!
4. Have a freaking awesome time!
Not many people attempt to run a 100km race or understand why I'm doing it.
I can't offer much more then this; I love running, I love being in the trails, hearing the rain, rivers & waterfalls, seeing the sun shine through the trees, being disconnected from the world, and letting my mind wonder where ever it likes. I'm addicted to endorphins and the feeling of chasing down a dream.
Plus I know how great it is going to be when I'm out there actually running this thing!! I know the feeling of running across the finish line knowing that all your hard work and strong will got you there. And I love how great that first glass of wine will taste post run.
Make sure that I'm going to bed at a decent hour every night to ensure I stay as healthy as possible
6. Write it down
I tend to forget what I've done in terms of training so I'm going to be recording every work out and the details of the workout to ensure I'm not over training and that I'm listening to my body.
Please share w/me any advice, tips or jokes (really anything) that will help me cross the finish line ;)
If you're looking for me I'll probably be out on the trails...running