What’s Next: Base Building & Hotlanta Half

Happy Friday everyone!

I wanted to share with you my plans for the next few months.  I won’t officially start training for NYC until July 3rd.  Until then, I’ll be in base building mode.  My goal is to get to marathon training with a nice base mileage of ~25 miles per week built up, as well as some more strength and flexibility.  I’d like to start the training cycle ready to tackle speed work, something I haven’t really been able to do a ton of in the past.

In order to do this, I’ll be training for and running the Hotlanta Half again this year.  I ran it last year and admittedly had a hard time – it was SO HOT and I went out way too fast.

2016 Hotlanta Half Marathon

This will not be a half for time, but I’d like to use it to practice race day strategy.  I also do better with my training when I have something to work towards, so having this race on the calendar is ideal!  This year, I’d love to feel like I “conquered” the course and the hot conditions.  I’ll be running long that weekend anyways…why not get a shiny medal, right?!

2016 Hotlanta Half Marathon Medal

Starting next week, I’ll be recapping my training for this race as I build my base.  I’m also taking this time to try out some new classes and increase my barre classes.   I’ll also be looking for some new shoes, since Pearl Izumi has discontinued their running shoes.  I know it seems like a lot, but I want to get all this in before the rigors of marathon training starts!

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I’ve also been chosen as an ambassador for the Hotlanta Half, so you can use coupon code HOTJESSICA5OFF for $5 off of your registration.  There is a price increase April 15th, so make sure you register soon if you want to join me!

Ambassador Badge_Hotlanta Half 2017

Note: as an ambassador for the Hotlanta Half, I get complimentary entry into the race.  As always, opinions are my own!

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  1. Base training is such a great thing! Because i had a good base, I was able to jump right into marathon training last July for the NYC Marathon

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