I just bought american flag running shorts for the Run to Remember 13.1 for fallen police officers next weekend. I honestly can’t think of a more appropriate time to bust those out.
7 hilly miles this morning, 7 hillier ones just now. 14 miles total for today, fitting since my long run was 12 last week.
I think this calls for 16 next week. A friend is running a half marathon on 5/12, maybe I’ll drop in? I don’t think I have enough funds for the $50 entry fee though. And I think my mom is going to want me home for Mother’s Day.
More sunburn from my hour run today (7 miles, 9:30/mile pace, my calves were really tight from 12 miles in my old nike free v3s Sunday and 0 foam-rolling yesterday). I have freckles everywhere. I like myself best when they all come out and wash out my acne scars and reflect all the hours I’m logging on my feet or bike outside.
I’m not your coach (or a professional, I just run a lot) so I would ask your coach first—they will know what your strengths are from your past seasons on spring t&f and what specifically you need to work on, things I don’t know about you. :)
In the end, getting better at running further requires running more. Try adding a day onto your schedule, increasing in mileage by 5-10% for 3 weeks with a 4th as a “deload” week (the general rule of thumb for increasing mileage). Even if you only run an extra 10 minutes on your added day, that is an increase and will help you get better. As far as how long to train, the mileage you put in over the summer will build a strong base for running in the fall.
My best friend from high school, another marathon runner (but one I haven’t raced with yet), texted me first thing in the morning to tell me she wants us both to run the Cape Cod marathon this year. Hell yes.