A new running plan for 2016

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.

What are your fitness goals for the new year? Share them here so we can support your quest to improve your physical health.

Happy running!

Kansas City Runner

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4 Responses to A new running plan for 2016

  1. h ray morrison says:

    Matt, I so much reading your “Running Blog”  – thanks for sharing.   You and Kate have such talented and capable children – love reading about their commitments and successes.  Everyone “keep plugging” in the New Year.                                   Thanks much, Lois Morrison

    • Thank you so much for your kind note, Lois! It is great to hear from you, and I hope you have a great 2016! I really enjoy seeing Dena and Ross at Community Services League events. I appreciate your encouragement and will “keep plugging” in the new year! Matt

  2. Allison says:

    I am beginning again and starting small with a commitment to walk in the morning, each weekday, for 30 minutes. I have been putting my health on the back burner for some time, and I’m ready to make it a priority in 2016! I am looking for these walks to clear my mind and keep my creative juices flowing! Happy 2016!!!

    • Great plan, Allison! It is good to hear from you, and I hope you and your clan have a fantastic 2016! We will definintely need to schedule morning coffee meetings on my Open Avenues days. In the meantime, happy New Year! Beemer

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