Things have been a bit quieter than usual around the blog these days. Mostly because I've been really busy with summer get-togethers and wedding-related activities on the weekends. Additionally, I don't feel obligated to post as much while I'm not actively training, and I don't believe in posting just for the sake of posting.
Having said that, I am at a really good place with running right now. I'm still recovering from an intensely packed spring racing schedule (10 races!) and taking my runs pretty easy during the sweltering and soupy summer days. I'm in a place where I actually look forward to waking up at 5:30 to get in early runs before the heat of the day, as I slowly and steadily build my base for the Rehoboth Marathon. The race isn't until December 6th, but after running an average of 15-20 miles per week for the first five months of this year, I am stepping up my mileage slowly and safely to get back to where I need to be when I start official marathon training in August. As of right now, I'm very happy with my weekly mileage being back in the upper 20's and working my way into the 30's for the start of marathon training in August. I've never been a high mileage runner, even while ultra training, and I don't intend to exceed more than 55 miles per week during marathon training.
I had originally planned to train for Rehoboth using the Pfitzinger 18/55 plan. At this point, I am unsure if my body and lifestyle can accommodate this plan. I am doing more research into other training plans, but in the end, I might create my own, which has always worked for me in the past. I intend on starting to "officially" train in early August.
In case you don't follow me on social media where I broadcast much of my running and life (twitter: @trailscocktails, instagram: @trailscocktails), here's a few snapshots of what I've been up to so far this summer:
I'm looking forward to actually spending the weekend here in Philly, something I haven't done in several weeks. I'm hoping to get out on a hike with Whiskey, who may love the woods even more than I do.