Last week I got back to running regularly with runs home from work most nights and am planning to continue that trend this week. That said, I have been doing one thing differently. I have not been planning my runs in terms of pace or distance. In fact I have been doing the opposite.
Since returning from Philadelphia most of the runs I have done have been done without my Garmin to track my pace while I have managed my pace how I felt on a particular run. I also have not planned out my intended distance before these runs. Instead, I have based my runs on how much time I had when I went out.
Since I don’t have anything planned for the rest of the year I will probably continue this trend to close out the year. I am going to take the time to just enjoy running instead planning each run with a goal in mind. I have had a busy year of running and figure this will be a good way to close out the year.
That said, it won’t be long before I get back to focused training. With the Ottawa Marathon in May being my next target race, focused training will get back to focused training to get me ready for that race. Until then I will take it easy with my goal being just to run regularly and maintain my current fitness.
What plans do you have to close out the year?