The Rehoboth Beach Marathon was 4 weeks ago. Recovery time is over and it’s back to quasi-training. Quasi since I’m not training for anything specific, just maintaining my base (in the event that I do decide to train for something specific).
I really dislike training in the winter and the past 3 years I trained for a Spring marathon. Some years (2012) were mild while others (2011) were awful. I hate planning my training around Mother Nature, resorting to the treadmill, bundling up, and freezing fingers despite 2 layers of gloves.
But…I worked hard in 2012 and I want to maintain all that base building. So I’m putting in the mileage but not worrying about my long run if Mother Nature decides to dump a foot of snow on a Saturday. That’s the perk of quasi-training!
I realize I kinda stopped recapping my weekly mileage after Boston so here’s what I’ve been up to post-RBM:
Week 1 post – no miles (mandatory recovery week)
Week 2 post – 23 miles + barre
Week 3 post – 34 miles (including a run with Abby!) + barre
Week 4 post – 45 miles + barre
My goal is to maintain my base mileage in the 40s with appropriate drop back weeks built in. And keep up with barre class once per week.
This weekend in pictures…
I love Philly.
Are you quasi-training or training for real this winter?