Thursday, February 4, 2016
+13C Feb 3... in Toronto? And Suddenly Thinking "Marathon".
It was +13C yesterday! So I put on shorts and headed out for a "winter" run.
My current training plan calls for... well, nothing, I'm not following one. "Winging it", "doing what feels good", etc. Just having fun, which for me means going long once a week, hard the rest of the time. Pain feels good!
So I ended up doing 25.5km yesterday, with some serious hills along the way. It felt really great to be out. Pace was fine, heart rate was a little high still, but starting to trend down.
It has me thinking of doing a full marathon in the spring. I haven't ran a marathon since 2013 (not counting 2014's Ironman). I'm on target so that transitioning to an appropriate training plan could work. Weight is dropping. It's tempting..!
3:39:24 was my 2013 marathon time (5:12/km). I think I can beat that, with my weight dropping (low 180's and trending down).