The Crooms’ 50 Mile, 50K, and 15 Mile Fools Run will take place on April 11. I’ve signed up for the 15 Mile portion of the race. This is my second trail race, and it will be my longest race distance EVER!
I’m very excited. This race takes place at Croom, which is within the Withlacoochee State Forest. The forest was named one of the "10 Coolest Places in North America" by the World Wildlife Fund. According to the race website, this is a wonderful course that is mostly a great single track running trail that winds through outstanding Florida terrain and most of the trail even has tree canopy to keep off the sun.
There will be 3 water stops / aid stations along the 15-Mile loop. As this is a trail run, there will not be stops every mile. Note to self: wear my CamelBak!
Provided below is my training schedule. I’ve made some modifications to Hal Hidgon’s Half Marathon program and left some dates "open" because we are traveling to North Carolina the week of March 16. I’m hoping to average 20 – 23 miles that week, but it really depends on what the vacation is like. I’ll run about 19 miles this week and peak at 25 miles the week before the race.
|March 9||3 m, Shred||Shred, Rest||5 m, Shred||Cross, Shred||5 m, Shred, Yoga||Cross, Shred||6 m, Shred|
|March 16||4 m, Shred||5 m, Shred||Shred (NC Vac)||Run?, Shred (NC Vac)||Run?, Shred (NC Vac)||Run?, Shred (NC Vac)||Shred (NC Vac)|
|March 23||4 m, Shred||Shred, Rest||5 m, Shred||Cross, Shred||Cross, Shred||4 m, Shred||10 m, Shred|
|March 30||Shred, Rest||4 m, Rest||Cross, Shred||5 m, Shred||Cross, Shred, Yoga||3 m, Shred||13 m, Shred|
|April 6||4 m, Shred||5 m||Cross, Shred||Cross||Rest||RACE DAY||Rest|
You can click on this icon on the left hand portion of the blog to review my training schedule anytime!
Here are my actual workouts (let’s see how closely I manage to follow the training plan!):
|March 9||3 m, Shred||Shred||5 m||Cross, Shred||20 min cross, yoga, Shred||3 m, Shred||3 m, Shred|
|March 16||Shred, Cross||Shred, 5 mile||None||None||4 m, Shred||Shred||None|
|March 23||4 m, Shred||Rest, Shred||5 m, Shred||Shred||Shred||4 m|
|April 6||RACE DAY|
So exciting, indeed!! Good luck!!