Happy new year! I can’t believe it’s 2016 already. Where does the time go? My good friend Jackie and her husband Brian came up to visit from NJ on Thursday for New Years. Jordan and I brought them to Thacher so Brian could try fat biking with Jordan. It finally snowed and the trails were covered in snow/ice!
Jackie and I just walked to the hang glider cliff while the guys rode the mountain bikes. It was really quiet there with not many people on the trail. We only saw one other guy trail running. We chatted with him for a little bit when we stopped at the lookout, but it got cold pretty quick, so we headed back.
The sun started to go down–the clouds had this pretty glow. I love that!
It was nice to spend new years eve outside, even if it was just a short hike! We didn’t get too crazy that evening. We played some games and had a few drinks. Very low-key!
Hangover Half Marathon
The next day I was planning on running my third Hangover Half Marathon. Organized by the HMRRC, one of our local running clubs, the Hangover Half is a no-frills race on New Years Day that starts at SUNY Albany. I had zero goals, as usual. It turned out to be a pretty decent run for me. I finished in 2:15:35, about a 10:10 per mile pace. Not bad, considering my last long run was only 9 miles. And with that, my marathon training cycle officially began!
Can’t say I missed the endless State Office Campus loops though.
Shipyard Maine Coast 39.3 Challenge Goals
It’s been awhile since I’ve set goals for myself. But this time I have some I want to stick to for this training cycle.
- Clean up my eating and drink less alcohol
- Weight train 2x per week (either with Bootcamp or Kinetix classes at my gym)
- Speedwork or hill workout 1x per week
- Yoga 1x per week
Don’t forget, if you plan on signing up for any of the Maine Coast Races, use my code JenM for $5 off you registration fee!