Alright, August. Let’s do this!!

This week begins the base-building plan to precede my marathon training, beginning this winter. Why a training plan to prep for a training plan, you might ask? Well, without a training regimen, I tend to slack off at the gym, and/or become complacent and comfortable with a few 3-4 mile runs a week, and maybe some planks.

The base building plan I’ve chosen starts out fairly easily in August. Four runs a week, with none topping 5 miles. But, come September they start to ramp things up. A fifth day of running is added on, and mid week miles slowly climb up past 4-5, eventually up to 7-8! I’m excited. It’ll be good to get some serious miles in again. It’s been a while.

This will provide me some solid running fitness, while allowing me a few weeks to get into a more regular routine of strength training – focusing on hips, and core.

Reading-wise, August should be interesting. According to Goodreads, I am “currently reading” four books. I’d like to say I was just getting lazy with with my account, but no. I am actually juggling FOUR books right now. HA! I think I’ll likely be first done with the most recently started: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. I’m about a third of the way through, and its absolutely wonderful in its rendering of the reality of a dual America. I can’t wait to finish it.

Who else has big plans for August? Why not start fresh in a new month?

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