The Dirty German is on May 13th this year, and while “official” training doesn’t begin until January 23rd I’m doing a few weeks of pre-training to start building mileage back up. I kinda fizzled out back in September or October – I think I was burned out and needed a break.
To alleviate burn out this go-around, I came up with an easier training plan that focuses mainly on the weekly long run. I’m cutting back from 5 or 6 to 4 running days per week, and only dedicating one of the runs per week to either hills or speed work. The rest will all be easy runs, without any “required” amount of mileage.
Here’s what I’ve come up:
I haven’t decided yet whether I’m doing 50k or 50 miles. I’m going to wait until April 1st to see how training is going before making a final decision, but I am going to register for the 50 mile option :)
I’d love for you to follow along with my training. Posting updates will keep me accountable, and get me back in touch with my running buddies out there. Not to mention (ha!), it gives me a chance to reignite my shoe obsession ;)
Xxxs and Oods, Laura