Sunday, February 16, 2014

February 16th Update

HEY!!!!! I’m back with an update on how everything is going!  Last blog I said that I was back running and now I’m excited to say that I’m back doing hard workouts!   This past Monday I was back on the track for my first speed workout of 8 x 600 meters; it felt great to be back out there again doing something fast.  Then this morning I did my first AT tempo run back of 8 miles; I was happy to see that my endurance has quickly come back and now just need to work on getting my training times back down.

This week was also kind of crazy! We got around 8 inches of snow between Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday here in Charlotte, NC; which is the most we have gotten in 10 years!  But that didn’t stop me from going out and getting my runs in while it was snowing and when the snow covered the roads.  It was fun the first day and half the second then I was kind of done with snow haha.  Quite a few people thought I was a little crazy though getting my runs done in the snow, but hey it’s a runner thing you get your workout in no matter what; y’all understand that. J

As I’m getting back into training I can go into every run knowing that each workout has a purpose; to get me closer to qualifying for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team.  The goal has been made.  The date has been set:  February 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA.  Now it’s time to train.    

1 comment:

  1. Alana, you are such an inspiration! I am your age and will just attempt my first marathon this summer. Good luck to you. I'm rooting for you!