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Because It's All About That Base 'Bout That Base

You're humming the song aren't you? :)  The truth is right now, it is all about the base - mileage that is. I think I've finally found a training plan. YEAH!!!

It's not the Run Less Run Faster plan, mainly because I don't have the base yet to start any of the programs. I'm still not 100% well, and I need to focus on building base (because it's all about that base, bout that base).. Ok.. I'll stop :)

So I'm going to use
a free training plan from McMillan Running. I'm using the 2-3 day plan from the book You (Only Faster). It includes 4 weeks of base building before it gets into the specified runs. I plan to build base through December, and if all goes well begin the plan in January to prepare for my March race. So technically 2 months to build base before I start into intervals and speed work etc.

Currently, I'm thinking of the Capital 10 Miler as my Spring race. I'm still scouting out the races to see what I want to run this upcoming year. I'm planning to do some races to 'race', and some races to 'run for fun'.

I do plan to run another marathon - just not next year. I ran 2 Marathons in 2013 (At 40, I Finished My First Marathon, I Gave Up During My 2nd Marathon), and then trained all Summer this year to decide that I needed a break. So I'm looking at maybe 2016 for a Full. I physically and mentally need a break from Marathon training. So this upcoming year I'm looking at 5Ks, 10Ks, and Half Marathons.

And I have to say, I'm pretty excited - especially now that I've found my plan.

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  1. Sounds like you've got a smart approach to getting back in the game! I'm looking forward to following your journey!


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