Since the MDC is only a week and a half away, I decided to look forward and see what other runs I can work towards this year. I came up with 4 runs in total, 2 of which I had already planned on doing. They are:
Sunday May 9
Mothers Day Classic - 4.5kms
Sunday July 18
Hills to Henley - 6kms
Sunday September 19
City-Bay - 12 kms
Sunday November 14
Glenelg Classic - 10 kms
In the middle of this, in October, we are doing a 5 day hike along the Heyson Trail.
The reason for planning these is that I know I need something to work towards or else I just kinda lose focus. Also, this means that by the end of this year I will have done 2 x 10km+ distances which is 1/4 of a marathon length. Next year I will do a half marathon, although I haven't picked which one yet.
My basic plan is that once the MDC is over I keep working on my distances until I can run a whole 5kms. After that I will work on speed for a while and I am going to start incorporating some sprint work into my runs for this. Add in some longer bike rides and some hill hiking and I think my legs should get stronger fast enough that I can handle these distances. For the City-Bay (12km) I don't mind if I run/walk, but for the Glenelg Classic (10km) I would like to run the whole way.
I can't believe how much I am getting in to the whole running thing. I picked up some running magazines and I have devoured them. Which is kinda weird coz as much as I love cycling, I hate cycling magazines. I find them boring and tedious.
Tonight I am changing my weeknight run. I normally run from work then ride home. Today I am riding home then running. Ross is coming with me and we are going to do a 5km circuit we have mapped out from home. Since I will already by warm from the ride I will start running from home rather than walking first. I am not aiming for a PB today, I will be happy with 2 x 15 minute runs and I will go harder on the weekend run.