|My MCM Vision Board|
Why am I taking it easy? What does that look like? The "why" is to keep from burning out. I've seen it happen to some of my friends - you keep chasing goals, building them one on top of another, without stepping back to refresh and rebuild. Some people seem immune to this sort of burnout, but I know I'm not one of them.
For the next two months I'm going to take it easy as a participant in the Reston Runners' Women's Training Program. I'm not coaching for WTP, I'm not going to push myself hard. I'm going to just enjoy this fun program that is coached by women, for women. I'm going to run for pure enjoyment. No time goals, no speedwork. Just fun.
|The coaches for the 2015 Women's Training Program|
photo courtesy of Brian Kent Photography
During this time I'll be working on my vision board for MCM and solidifying my plans for incorporating consistent strength training & yoga into my MCM preparation. I know how important these components will be for a successful marathon, and I really slacked on them during training for my mid-distance runs. That's not going to fly if I want to "beat the bridge" for MCM!
My MCM training will kick off in earnest on June 13, when the Reston Potomac River Running Distance Training Program begins. I'll be a volunteer coach with the PR DTP program so I can still support the other coaches, but in a more limited role than my Cherry Blossom coaching, which will help me focus more on my training. Here's to lots of fun runs over the next two months, and then some serious, focused training!