With my 16 week training plan for the Ottawa Marathon scheduled to start next week I am starting to feel ready to get going again. No doubt a lot of that has to do with the fact that I ran a half-marathon last Sunday and I am coming off my biggest week in terms of mileage in several weeks with 61 km last week.
Overall this month I am looking at finishing with about 215-220 km for the month. For me this represents a good start to the year as I look to start building my mileage again following slower months in November and December. I’ve already run more mileage than I did in January of last year.
Looking ahead I have one more week of running without a set plan to follow. Next week I will start following the same 16 week training program that I used for my last few marathons. I’ve already put my training schedule into the calendar on my iPad so that I have a reminder each day and can plan ahead.
For the rest of the week my goals are simply to fit in five more runs and make it to the dome for intervals on Thursday.
Has your start to 2013 gone as planned or hoped?Â