Women runners are a fantastically motivated bunch. We run in addition to working, mothering, wife-ing, styling, schooling, and more. Our lives outside of running are more than a full-time job, and yet we keep lacing up and putting in the miles day after day. Week after week. Year after year. And, for most of us (or most of what we read about), that daily running and #extrasalt routine is dedicated towards a specific race or a specific race goal. Our training plans are geared towards a specific goal, which is the way they should be, according to motivation research.
But what if training for a race or a running goal isn’t what you want to be doing right now (or what you can’t be doing right now)? How do you create a running training plan to train for life and maintain your fitness so that when and if you do decide it’s time to race again, you are ready to start?