My next race is May 22 and I started training for it yesterday. I think the plan for the next 6 weeks is to run about 3 times a week (2 mi, 5-6 mi, 6-8 mi) with a few baby runs thrown in the last two weeks.
Last night I took my latest running buddy to do some trail running and got in nearly 5 mil. I opted not to run over this large chunk of mud and back so according to my Nike+ I ran 4.8 mi. Not too shabby. The weather was great and I love that its light outside until 8 pm.
Since I'm trying to reduce the sugar intake I bought a slew of Goya coconut waters to drink instead of Gatorade when I run. Unfortunately I bought sweetened kind! There's not too much sugar in it, but I need to go on the hunt for the unsweetened kind. I have had unsweetened coconut water and I won't lie--it taste funky. The sweetened one was not crazy sugary and tasted fine to me.