I’ve written several times over the holidays about my commitment to and excitement about renewing my running discipline.
As I blogged recently, it’s not that I didn’t run in 2015. Rather, I didn’t hit the road as often as in previous years, nor did I run with a purpose.
In 2016, all that’s changing.
Kate, Tom and I last night committed to two races in the coming months. Both are hightlighted in the Races tab of this blog.
On March 6, we’ll run the Great Plains 10K at Longview Lake in Kansas City. And on April 9, we’ll run the Rock the Parkway Half Marathon in Kansas City, which all three of us have done several times in recent years.
To prepare for the races, I’ll follow a training plan designed for those seeking to finish a half marathon in 2:15 to 2:30. My best half, which I ran more than six years ago, was 1:58 … so I’ve got a nice goal toward which to strive in subsequent halfs.
On my non-running days, I’ll incorporate Dr. Jordan Metzl’s Iron Strength Workout for Runners into my training. I did the workout (as much of it as I could) for the first time two days ago, and I’m still feeling the pain of lingering lactic acid in the rarely used muscles it called into action!
So there you have it. My running commitment for 2016.
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Kansas City Runner