I went back in 2014, after following a marathon training plan and cutting out all of my usual triathlon cross training, and I managed to ADD a few minutes to my time. (race report) ARGH!!
|Had a great time in 2014 with my tri buddies|
Goals for 2015
Ok, I'm running CIM by myself, so I definitely missed Goal #3. As for enjoying the marathon during Vineman, well...I don't know about that goal either LOL!!! Now, as for my first goal about learning to listen to myself, I think I have been much better than previous years.
This year I decided to go back to more of what I did in 2013 and less of what I did in 2014. In 2013, I enjoyed my training a lot more than all the running I did in 2014. I also didn't have the cramping issues.
Orange = swim
Blue = run
Red = cycling
Green = strength training
Almost as much swimming as there was running with a little bit of cycling on Saturdays. Seems like a lot of "rest" days too.
Almost entirely all running except for the Salmon Duathlon.
Less swimming than 2013 and a lot more cycling and strength training.
I've decided that I won't be running with a pace group this year. 2013 = no pace group / 2014 = 3:55:00 pace group. Apparently the pace group tries to keep an even pace for the entire race. However, that is not how I run. I need to start out a little slower and then pick up the pace later in the race.
26.2 miles is a long run and a lot can happen. That being said, I really hope that somewhere in all those miles I can manage to squeak out at least 5 seconds!