Winter Plan

Winter is kinda sorta here, at least it is in my hood. I have love – hate, but mostly meh feelings towards winter (icy, snow, slush, darkness and temps under 25 degrees) and winter training (looking for Winter Running Tips? click HERE) It it tough to stay motivated and can be hard to stick to a schedule when mother nature has other ideas so my plan is to do my best, whatever that is…

I was really hoping I’d have an early spring half to train for – cough cough the United NYC Half cough – but for the 5th year in a row I was DENIED I mean I didn’t have any lottery success, it’s a flawed system, needs to be an if you don’t get in X times (maybe 3 years in a row, or 4 or 5, just something) you get in for the next year but what do I know? I know that I’m totally bummed, I don’t really want to beg friends and family for money so I can run for charity (too much pressure too but that’s for another post) so I may find another early spring half (NYC area suggestions?) but I know that I don’t want to run any other race bad enough to know that I will train in the wind, sleet, snow and bitter bitter cold, oh well… maybe in 2018 I’ll get in and for now I’ll train for life.

I’m aiming for three runs outside a week, one of which will be a little longer than the other two. I think that is manageable and even if life tries to interfere, if a blizzard strikes, sub-zero temps and or an ice storm I’ll still have enough other days in the week to get out there, at least that is the plan…

Do you have a plan for winter?

4 comments

    Sorry about the lottery :( I'm still trying to figure out my Winter training plan too. I'm running the RnR DC half in March so I definitely have to get out there and train. It's a good race if you don't mind a drive from New York :)

    Chaitali | 7 months ago Reply

      DC is tempting... maybe ill sign up ;)

      Josephine | 7 months ago Reply

    That's a total bummer about the lottery. I completely agree that if you're denied so many times you should get an automatic entry the next year. My plan for winter is to runch as often as possible so I can run during the lightest and warmest part of the day. I'll also hit the indoor track when it gets too cold or slippery.

    Sun | 7 months ago Reply

      I get its a popular race but sheesh denied 5 years in a row? runch-ing is a great idea, daylight and warm-ish or hopefully warm-ish ;)

      Josephine | 7 months ago Reply

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