I have been messing around with my blog a little bit lately, updating, adding pics, changing fonts, etc. In this process, I noticed that my blog description said something about "finding out what it takes to be an ultrarunner." It has been almost a year since I began my journey as an ultrarunner. I remember waiting with excitement for the race to open up for registration. I loved the commitment to the training, the people I met along the way, and all the things I learned! What a year it has been! I am starting to think of ultra-goals for next year and I cannot wait!
Now, if you are reading this post maybe you have looked up at my blog description and have noticed that I have changed it. Now I am on a journey to become a balanced runner. I am not entirely sure what that means yet! Right now I need to get balanced physically. A year of ultras, a marathon, a couple of half marathons, and a smattering of 10ks have left me a little physically damaged (not saying injured, in denial still :)) So here is my plan for the winter months -
Running - no more than 8 miles 4 x a week
Swimming - 30-45 min 3 x a week
Body Pump - 60 min 3 x a week
Even though that seems like pretty low mileage compared to last year, I have to believe the cross training is going to make me stronger, more efficient, and maybe even faster. I am hoping to build upper body strength and balance the running muscles in the legs as well as build core strength.
Anybody else switching it up for the winter months?