Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Training Tuesday 7/30/13

This link-up is just a way to talk about training [in any way, for anything] to help hold ourselves accountable and possibly brag a bit. I mean, you ran 1 mile without stopping – you totally deserve a chance to brag about it! That shit is hard. You did 10 push-ups in a row, HOLLLEERRR.

My Training

7/23: 30 minutes on the elliptical doing interval training. I sweated a lot more than I thought I would.
7/24: Nothing.
7/25: Nothing.
7/26: 2.43 mile run on the ol’ treadmill in 30 minutes. My pace has been pretty steady in the mid 12 minute range per mile and I haven’t really been pushing to be faster lately.
7/27: Toddler chasing. It’s a legit workout I swear.
7/28: I started Jillian Michael’s Killer Abs workout and then the kid woke up, and she was not having me finish any kind of work out.
7/29: Nothing

I’m currently trying to work out a training plan for the fall. Or rather, training plans. (Hopefully I’ll have something in the coming week to bounce off you guys).I have 5ks, 10ks, and one half that I had already registered for before I jumped off into the crazy bin by declaring I wanted to do a marathon. I’m trying to make an overall large plan that incorporates all those, but still has me focusing on the next run. Does that make sense?

Right now, I know I will have at least one cross-training day with Mojgan. And then for sure one of my runs will incorporate some type of speed work up until my half-marathon. Since I’ve ran a handful of shorter distance races, I think I can handle adding that instead of just focusing on the distance. My plan is to only focus on distance/endurance after the half since at that point it will be miles longer than 13.1.


I want to say thank you to all of you who have directed me towards plans that you have used or any advice you’re handing out. Keep ‘em coming. Much like my pregnancy I want to know everything. Some people don’t like knowing everything, but I do. I feel more prepared and then when things don’t turn out just right I can say “Well, at least this didn’t happen.”

Optimism. Ha. Let’s see how far that gets me in the coming months.

Tell me what’s going on in your neck of the woods.

Any new distances in your fall schedule??


jaime said...

Toddler wrangling is a sport. #truth.

I was going to sign up for a half, but I've been holding off. As of today I need to see what happens with my husband's grad school schedule. There's a lot going on in our state (North Carolina) and things are just all over the place for educators. So. Stressful and it leaves us not knowing a lot of things.

As for a marathon? I think you can do it and I hope you get all of the info you need to create a fabulous plan. :)

Abbey said...

That is a LOT to incorporate into one training plan! You've got a lot going on!

So far I have a half and a 5k on my radar for the fall, but I'm sure to pick up another 5k here or there, maybe even other fun distances. We'll see!

Kate said...

I'm the same way about wanting to know everything! I feel like its the only way to feel like I have any clue about what the hell I'm doing.

Amanda said...

The fact that you said "much like my pregnancy" means you will appreciate the post I have scheduled for tomorrow. That's all I'm going to say about it. Cliffhanger, I know.