Back At It!

Merry Christmas!!

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I know I’m a few days late, but I can’t tell you enough how great a break has felt! I went for a 3 mile run on Thursday, but that was the only time I’ve been to the gym since the trail run and Christmas 5k on December 14th. Sure, there were plenty of times I wanted to stretch my legs out, but frankly after a long year of training for races back to back to back, it was nice to just be lazy and enjoy the downtime. However, I’m definitely ready to be back at it now. My training goals for the week include:

Monday- 4 mile run. Ease back into things… on the treadmill of course. Forecast is way too cold for me to be outside.

Tuesday- Off. We are having friends coming from Iowa, Seattle and Oklahoma to celebrate with us, so I’m spending every second possible with them!

Wednesday- Off. I’d love to get a New Year’s run in to kick the year off right, but let’s be honest. I might be a little.. uh, tired today. I’ll plan a rest day and see how it goes.

Thursday- Masters Swim. First time back since Ironman in November!

Friday- 4 mile run

Saturday- Master Swim followed by 7 miles. I ran 10 miles during the trail run on the 14th, so this should be a reasonable goal despite my time off. I have a half in January that I need to make sure I’m ready for!

Sunday- 1 hour spin on the bike. My first ride post IM. Probably a Spinervals DVD. Gotta love Coach Troy!

I’ll be starting back up slowly as you can see, but plan to ramp up again over the next couple of weeks. I have half marathons planned in January and February, and then my big goal for the year currently is to run a PR at the Garmin Marathon in April. It’s been a while since I’ve been able to focus on running, so I’m excited to get my plan laid out and get to work J I don’t have any triathlons on schedule yet, but hope to find a half iron distance (or two) that fit my schedule.