Excitement is over, back to training!
Sometimes race can mess up my training consistency, especially long distance races as we need taper period and recover period. So far I don't have schedule for races in Feb, but already signed up 2 10k races in March, and foresee a half-marathon and a full marathon in April before heading for my 1st ultra.
My training is progessing, but last cycle (4 weeks a cycle) did not meet my target mileage, hope to achieve it in current cycle. Coming up there will be very interesting and tiring programs, such as
Mid-day Run/Workout ~ Weight training/hill run/tempo run to be carried out during lunch hour.
Back-to-Back LSD ~ Split a full marathon distance running in Saturday and Sunday consecutively to train the muscle continue running even with tiredness and soreness.
4-5 hours Weekend Run ~ Run through the wall.
Log 100km or more a week ~ Log as high mileage as possible.
My schedule is plan up to the taper period, but haven't consider the time off for unexpected circumstances e.g. bad weather, sick, feeling weak, busy with work, family members may need extra care, etc... All these tend to affecting me from sticking to the training schedule, but they are 1st stage of challange in running a ultra that cannot be running away.