(Disclaimer: ClassPass provided me with a complementary one month membership and a t-shirt to check out their service. I was provided no other compensation and all opinions are my own).
A Happy (belated) New Year everyone! It’s January, and it seems like everyone is writing about their goals for 2015, running and otherwise. While I have some goals for this year, they don’t involve running a big spring race.
When I first got the all clear to run again in the fall, I almost immediately starting thinking about running goals for this year. I quickly narrowed it down to running a 10 mile PR in the spring (likely the Bucks County 10 Miler), and trying for that illusive 1:55 half marathon in the fall. I focused on slowly building up my mileage and sketched out a plan. I was excited and ready to train hard again. And then life happened. Between the holiday hustle and bustle, a cold, a promotion at work, a reoccurrence of shin pain last week, and the frigid weather have completely sapped my motivation to train for a race. As of now, I have no interest in pushing through another harsh winter, cramming in miles when I can, and risking injury, which is pretty much what happened last year when training for The Love Run. And then spent the rest of year injured or coming back from an injury. No thank you.
So for this season, I’m running for fun. I’m sure I’ll run some shorter races (I’m already signed up for the Phillies 5K), but my plan for now is continue slowly building up my running mileage and keeping up with regular strength and cross training. Not the most exciting spring, but I’m hoping that this will set me up for a successful fall half marathon. I’m looking forward to a spring of easy miles and cross training. Lucky for me, the kind folks at ClassPass gifted me with a 1 month membership to try it out, which will be a great way to do some cross training and test out some new classes and workouts (if you want to check out ClassPass here’s a referral link to skip the waiting list and join in on the fun). If nothing else, I don’t have to feel bad about skipping a long run on a freezing cold Saturday morning.
(Disclaimer Part Deux: ClassPass provided me with a complementary one month membership and a t-shirt to check out their service. I was provided no other compensation and all opinions are my own).
Now it’s your turn! Spring goal race yay or nay? Tell me about it!