It’s been a busy several days. My training is underway for the 2017 season; mostly short runs at this point that will build in intensity and distance over the course of the Winter and Spring. I’ve also switched to another technology for building training plans and tracking performance, courtesy of the nice people at Under Armour. I’ve made a plan for the races in which I plan to participate next year. And there was a nice party to kickoff the 2018 CUCB race.
So. That didn’t take long. Almost getting run over, that is. Today’s training was a short duration run, mostly at race pace. I frequently run in the afternoon or early evening, which — at this time of year — means it’s dark. I most often run in my neighborhood. There are plenty of paths, it’s hilly so I get a good workout, and it’s convenient.
Yesterday marked my first formal training run for the Cherry Blossom Race — a relatively short 25 minutes in which I managed to cover 2.2 miles. Today’s run number 2, was a longer 40 minutes, covering 3.56 miles. The weather for both runs was delightful, especially for late November. Yesterday was in the upper 50’s, while today’s was a bit cooler at 47 and breezy. I’m enjoying the weather while it lasts — soon enough the conditions will be rather more unpleasant. Click on the title to read more, including my goals for the 2018 race.