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100 Days until the Indy 500 Mini Marathon!

Posted Jan 23 2013 1:00pm
I just got back from my vacation in sunny Puerto Rico to freezing Chicago, so running outside is the last thing I want to do, but I just realized that the Indy 500 Mini Marathon is only 100 days away, so I better get running! I'm going to do a similar training plan to what I did for the Hot Chocolate 15K last fall. This basically involves a lot of CrossFit during the week and then a long run on the weekend to build up to the 13.1 miles. I have every other Friday off as a flex day so some of these runs are on a Friday, and others on a Saturday (and sometimes on Sunday).



In the short term, I have to run outside a bit to train for the Frozen Five Trail Race  that Ryan and I are planning to do on February 10 in Hoffman Estates, IL (outside of Chicago). This race could be quite challenging if it snows and/or the temperature is sub-freezing. I'm also not looking forward to running on days that it is extremely cold and windy. Hopefully this winter will be another mild one and spring will come early :)

Here is my long-run schedule!

January 27: 3 miles
February 1: 4 miles
February 10: Frozen Five Trail Race
February 15: 6 miles
February 23: 6 miles
March 1: 7 miles
March 9: 8 miles
March 15: 9 miles
March 23:9 miles
March 29: 10 miles
April 6: 11 miles
April 12: 12 miles
April 20: 13 miles
April 26: 10 miles
May 4: RACE DAY!

Do you have any races coming up this Spring? How are you training?
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