I spent the weekend watching football and playing with my sons. It was not a weekend wasted. The week off left me rejuvenated and a bit antsy. It also marks a distinct line between Racing season and Basketball/maintenance season. I am looking to the off season to do some major things for my running, let's hit them in list form.
- Obviously, I want to maintain my endurance. I plan on doing this by getting in some mid-range long runs over the winter (8-10 miles, 12 if I feel good).
- I want to build speed. I referee basketball in the winter, it is a good way to stay running and active during the winter. Plus chasing high schoolers up and down the court counts as a speed session, especially when I do 2 one hour long games. Plus my Winter races are all 5k and 10k varieties.
- Add at least an extra day to my running over the winter. To me this means going from 3 days a week running to 4-5 days a week. Mostly I will just get some shorter 3-4 mile runs in until I can build that solid base.
- I want to drop another 15 pounds. I really want to get down to 185lbs. And now that I have put this out here, I hope that I can be accountable to this goal. I say this because I love food, and running has been a way for me to eat as I want. Time for another change.