Monday, November 19, 2012

2012...

My last scheduled 2012 race was Stone Cat, though I had visions of maybe picking up a 5k or something. I have no complaints what so ever for the year. I PRed every race I ran ( except for the ones where I paced someone else)The only disappointment for the year was not accomplishing a 50 miler. I plan to take it easy for a couple months ( to hopefully get ahead of the IT Band issue) and then set a plan in place for 2013. I am toying with starting a training plan for May and perhaps run the 50 miler at Pineland.....not to sure yet but the thought is rambling around my head. I am heading into the winter in the best shape I have been for years, so training for the 50 miler seems pretty feasible. It's all about finding enough time to run for hours on end .......the only element missing from my fall training and surely the reason for the ITB issues. In the past I have used a treadmill to get in some running during the dark weekdays of winter and got my long runs outside on the weekends. This worked relatively well and allowed me to do some speed work. This year it will be different because my treadmill has finally giving out after 8 years of hard labor. I suspect I will be substituting with night road runs and weight room work outs. Right now I plan on a run when ever it fits the schedule kind of routine until after the Christmas holidays with my first run being after thanksgiving day. I have allowed over two weeks for the ITB and will start off with fairly short runs for a while....depending on how the knees feel. My only real plans right now is the Bradbury snowshoe series and we will see how things go from there. I suspect I will run a couple Fatasses this winter also. (PS.....I did set this up with paragraphs but the system for some reason is not saving it that way)

2 comments:

Scout said...

Kevin, it sounds like you're handling your ITB the right way. I know everyone is different, but just thought I'd throw it out there that Pineland is the worst possible place for my ITB. I've run much harder courses without issue, but have never finished 50 miles there without it being a problem. There are a couple other spring 50s in MA this year. I know you have it in you.

trailgrrl said...

PR? what is that? haha congrats that is an amazing feat...2012 was a good year...2013 will be even better