What’s Next?

I’m a planner. It gets a little extreme and borderline crazy. So naturally I’m already looking past the marathon at what I want to do next.

I’ve pretty much ruled out another marathon any time soon. Mr. Neon is going to embark on the crazy climb toward IRONMAN, so he’ll need all the support he can get. There’s a good chance I’ll be joining him on some of his longer training adventures. I’m just that good of a wife. Plus…I REALLY liked running 20 miles. What is wrong with me?!

I’ve set my sights on improving my times next year, maybe even breaking 2 hours in the half marathon. I’ll probably run three or four half marathons, all the 10Ks I can find, and a couple of 5Ks. I also plan on running at least one mile race later this fall. The mile hurts so bad, but it’s a good baseline to know. Plus…I really want to break 8 minutes. My current mile PR is 8:10.

So this is what I’m going right now. Runner’s math.


Outside of running a marathon, my biggest goal was to finish 2015 with 1000 miles running. I thought it would be easy, but I slacked off during the time in between training sessions more than I should have. According to my math right now, I need to average 3 miles a day or 21 miles a week to finish out 1000.

I added up the mileage of the Run Less Run Faster 10K plan and it’s close. A little too close for comfort, but if I run a little extra at the boys’ XC practices, sneak in the easy 3 miler on my lunch break, and just run for fun, then I should be able to manage it.

Is anyone else this crazed about their stats? Or is it just me?

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