So far so good with keeping to the Wine and Dine 1/2 training plan. The first weekend called for a 5 mile run, which I did. My pace was slower than I would have liked, but I did it.
This past weekend 4 miles was the amount of the long run, and I completed that. Along with the 2 runs of 45 minutes per week I feel like I am off to a good start.
With past races I have never followed a training plan and did very few long training runs. Thankfully I have been able to finish my races, but after Glass Slipper Challenge this year I vowed it would be the last race without having followed the training plan.
I think one of the things helping me is that training started while in NYC. I love running in NYC. While I live in a beautiful town in Florida, it is the same old, same old on most runs. Sure there are beautiful houses and trails, but there just isn’t that much to change it up.
In NYC there are so many different areas to run. And even when running the same areas so many interesting things to look at on the streets.
For the past 2.5 weeks I have been in the Union Square area. This has been great because I have never stayed in the area. So with all my training runs I tried different streets, and got to see different areas. The parks and architecture kept it very interesting as I ran to my running playlist.
Some of the interesting spots along my path in the last 2.5 weeks!
Washington Square Park. An iconic structure in NYC-the Washington Square Arch. The park gets crowded as the day goes on, but in the mornings it is very quiet and peaceful!
The Lego Store! I love running by this Lego store in the Flatiron District-it is so amazing to see the NYC creations that are made out of legos.
My next 5 mile run is this weekend. I will be running in a new area as I will be on the Upper West Side. More things to see and observe!
Question: What do you see on your runs?