Marc explains "Most runners know that it's good for the body and mind to mix up their scheule, but it's to easy to fall into the routine of singing up for your favorite events... Doing so, however can limit both how well your run and how much you enjoy it."
Take his suggested of planning different advetures here is a prospective training plan for 2010!
Your Best Year Ever Training Plan*:
|1. Off-Road Adventure ||January / February ||Running in local state/county parks |
|2. 5k ||March ||St. Patrick's Day 5K SF |
|3. 10K ||April ||Santa Cruz Half Marathon and 10k |
|4. Track Mile ||May/June ||Soquel Track, Santa Cruz CA with Santa Cruz Track Club |
|5. Road Relay ||July/August ||Cascade Lakes Relay |
|6. Trail Race ||September ||Santa Cruz Mountains Trail Run 10K Pacific Coast Trail Running |
|7. Half Marathon ||October ||Nike Women's 1/2 & Marathon |
|8. Marathon ||November ||Ing NYC Marathon |
* Some of these are dream world races!
To read more check out the article at Runners World.