What’s Next? My Fall Running Plan

It’s been a little less than weeks since I crossed the finish line of my first 70.3, so what’s next?

Running season! 

Tomorrow marks the start of Richmond 8K training with a 20 minute “get my legs moving again” run around my neighborhood. I plan to go by feel, of course the Garmin will be on (for shoe mileage tracking) but turned around so I can’t see the time or pace.

I’m excited to go back to Richmond to run, I did the half there in 2012 and it’s a beautiful course with the best crowd support. This year it’s a Oiselle meet-up race, meaning there are going to be so many teammates in town racing and spectating. It’ll be a long day as I’m driving down the morning of the race and driving back after spectating the half and marathon, but so worth it to race (and cowbell corner!!) with some amazing women.

Goals for the race? Of course! An 8K PR (sub-43:14) will be the top goal, but I want to get a bit more into training before setting specific time goals. I also want to get some speed back after a summer of longer distance running and of course, as always, remain uninjured. I have a feeling I’ll be doing a lot more Jasyoga running-specific resets which will be a nice change from mostly cycling resets.

In case you’re curious, this time around I’m using the Jenny Hadfield Free Intermediate 8K training plan, found here. I like this plan because it goes by timed workouts versus run XX miles and that seems to suite me much better.

Just a reminder, if you are in the DMV area and are interested in triathlon I’m hosting a Coeur Sports x Summit To Soul Triathlon 101 Clinic on September 16th. Details below!

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What races are on your fall calendar? 

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