The problem is that summer/early fall is a pretty dead time for races around here. There are plenty of 5Ks, but anything longer than that is few and far between. I would really like to try another half at the end of the summer, but I don't know if that's gonna work out. If you know a good half in September, let me know!
So since I don't really have anything to train for... uh... I haven't really been training. I've just been running when I want, how far I want, how fast I want. This non-training is actually purposeful though. I really want to work on building a base this summer so that I can train for a marathon in early 2013. To date, that 13.1 is my longest run ever, so I do need to work on that.
Starting this week, I'm back to actually making a train plan, but I'm only doing about 7-10 days at a time, and I'm staying super flexible. If I feel like I need more rest, I'll take it. And if I feel like I need to shift some workouts around, that's fine too.
Here's what I've got so far...
After this weekend, I'll be adding some longer runs to the Saturday/Sunday schedule. But this weekend is special because we're going to the mountains. There will be hiking, and also probably a decent amount of tequila, so I'm keeping things (semi) realistic and only putting 3 miles on for Monday.