So my first big race of the year is the Inaugural UT 10/20. It's 10 miles, 20 bands, which is more music than the Rock n Roll Half I did! I'm pretty excited about it because it's coastal, a run I do all the time. And I like the idea of 10 miles. More than a 15k, but not quite a half marathon. And given that twice I've hit a wall at mile 11 during a half, 10 miles sounds like a great number.
This 10 miler is also a good chance to test out my new training plan for the half marathons. It's a lot less mileage a week than when I typically train for a half, so we'll see how it goes. This is what a typical week looks like:
Monday: 2 miles
Tuesday: 2 miles
Wednesday: 2 miles
Thursday: 2 miles
Friday: My early morning. I get up at 5:30 and run as far as I can and still make it home by 6.
Saturday/Sunday: One of these days I do my "long run" which started at 4 miles and will go up to 9 miles. Yesterday I did 7, which means there are 3 weeks till the race! The other day I do cross-training, which sometimes involves speed work on the treadmill. (I know that's not really cross-training, but it gives me a chance to work on speed)