So, obviously I took another little bloggy break. I finished up with classes last week (and it was a doozey) and finally have a little bit of breathing room. I am realizing that going to college as a fresh, bright eyed eighteen year old is quite a bit different than going as a slightly more cynical, bogged down with a full time job, thirty something year old. This is not a complaint - just a straight out fact. Those people that can hold down a full time job while raising a family and going to school full time have my respect because it is not easy (and I just have a boyfriend and dog to worry about - not even kids)!
With that out of the way I can now get on to the reason I started this blog- running. I am still building up my base (again). I have a training plan that I like and am sticking with it pretty closely- last week was a little dicey since I had finals and some papers I had to concentrate on- but otherwise it is going pretty well. I am looking forward to this week because we are supposed to have some nice weather (it has been raining every day for about the last month- kinda depressing) and I would really like to get as many outdoor runs in as possible before the cold weather drives me indoors. Although, I have to say that my attitude regarding treadmills has greatly improved over the last few months :).
So, I am thinking about getting an online trainer to help me get past the base hurtle - that time after building up to 30 minutes of continuous running and moving on to.....whatever is next. I would really like to take running to the next level and am unsure how to create a good training plan that doesn't revolve around some type of distance race. I really don't know how to do speedwork, or pick ups, or fartleks, or really any other type of running workout other than tie up the shoes, head outside and just run until I'm tired. Has anyone had a trainer/coach before? I am thinking about trying to get one online- any suggestions, thoughts?
Here's to a good week and to those who still read my sporadic posts- Thanks :)!!