Hi everyone! Fall half-marathon training officially starts next weekend (07/23) for me & I’m really excited to be training once again with Pro Bike + Run. This season I’m one of the 12 minute pace mentors. I’ve been running with Pro Bike + Run for a couple of years now & have always felt like an unofficial mentor, but now it is finally on the books. YAY!
Today I wanted to talk about my fall goals (July – October). My goal race at the end of all of this is the Buffalo Creek 1/2 on October 15th.
Goal 1: Complete all scheduled runs (within reason): Obviously if I am overly sore or unable to run for a reason that is out of my control, then I won’t. But I really want to make a point to get in all of my training runs so that this can be a strong race for me.
Goal 2: Complete all strength days or at best, 2 out of 3 scheduled days: I created a hybrid run & ChaLean Extreme Lean for Life schedule. I love lifting & I have had multiple people tell me how toned I look after only lifting for 2 months. I want to make sure I stay strong & healthy during this training cycle since I will be busy. I’ll be okay if I can only get in twice a week, but three is optimal.
Goal 3: Eat an 80/20 diet: This is really important to me. Lately, I’ve felt that I have been depriving myself of calories in fear that I will gain weight. That fear is psychological, of course. Due to this intense training schedule, I will NEED to make sure I get in the right amounts of protein, carbs & healthy fats. And of course healthy portions of fruits & veggies. And I need to go back to only one cheat meal a week.
Goal 4: Keep that 2:30 time goal in mind: There, I said it on the internet. Now it’s real. That’s my goal for this race. My current PR is 2:37 on a really tough course (Hershey) & with Buffalo Creek being a flat/mostly downhill course, I’m hoping this is doable. I definitely don’t think this goal is too lofty.
Goal 5: Blog weekly for you all: I will be keeping you guys updated every week on how things are going & what work-outs I did that week. I believe this will also keep me accountable & on track with my nutrition & workouts & I hope this is something you’ll enjoy following along with!
Well all, those are my 5 goals for this fall. After my race, I’ll do a follow-up post in hopes I can say I met each of my goals! Especially number 4 😉 Stay tuned, friends!