09 Jan '18, 11am

New Training Plan, New Goal Race: Comrades Marathon

New Training Plan, New Goal Race: Comrades Marathon

While 2017 was a year of making decisions and creating 1-, 5-, and 10-year plans, 2018 is the year when I implement them! As I mentioned in our 2018 goals post , my goal this year is to run mindfully — which means, for me, running and resting in a balance that is appropriate for my body and life demands. My training for 2016 and 2017 may have looked inconsistent to an outside observer — with a new job each year, moving, and the added stress that goes along with both, I was able to train hard only a portion of each year. Despite inconsistency, however, my race results from the past two years have been the best of my running career: two first place finishes, one third place, and one finish in the top five. While placement is not my most important running goal, in ultramarathons it can be a more appropriate indicator of progress than time, as a 50-mile race on one course can ...

Full article: http://www.saltyrunning.com/cilantro-comrades-marathon/

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