After quite a while on a really relaxed training regimen, I've finally put myself back on a structured training schedule. I'm aiming at the California International Marathon in early December, just to run a marathon that isn't Tahoe and put down a decent time.
For the plan, I used Runner's World's Smart Coach, and fiddled with the settings until I got something that seemed like it would be challenging enough to push myself, put not so tough that I burn out. Today's run was 5 miles, with 3 at tempo pace.
Feels strangely good to have a piece of paper to tell me what workout to do.
In other news, I checked out some new music while running this morning. Peter had mentioned DJ Tiesto's podcast of club remixes, and it sounded interesting enough to give a listen to. The nonstop beat makde for good "keep-going" music, but it wasn't quite what I needed for a tempo or speedwork session. It would be great for a long run, though.