Happy Monday! This morning I did my usual Run / Eat combo. Yep, I like to keep it nice and predictable after 5 years…
Marathon Training stuff
I mentioned last week that I am running 4 marathons in the Fall and am not training for one of them specifically as my ‘goal race’. I think there was a little mis-communication with people thinking that I was not using a training plan. Not the case – I am using a plan, but I have the ability to tweak it as I go along given my experience and knowledge.
I received a few questions like… “What marathon training program are you using?” and “Are you not training for the races?!”
Answer: I am creating my own program and tweaking it along to way so there is room for races and summer travels.
At the Road Runners Club of America Coaching class I helped create a complete marathon training program for an example case. The case study was actually super close to my goals so I took that marathon training program home and based my own workouts on it. I wrote the workouts in my calendar as a guideline for each day. But – I travel a lot and race a lot so I cannot realistically stick to the plan as written. So, at the beginning of each month/week I look at when/if I am traveling or racing then I change up the training plan based on that.
This week is a good example –
Coach Steve talked me into running the Xterra Snow Valley Half Marathon THIS WEEKEND. This means I have to change around this week’s runs sine a half is less than my scheduled 15 mile long run. I also have to change next week since I’ll need a few days of rest post-half.
Half Marathon Training
As of next week we will be 16 weeks away from the Rock N Roll Las Vegas Half Marathon (Nov 17). To anyone who signed up to Run for Something Better with me I’ll be emailing you this week to confirm I have you on the list.
Active provides each runner with a half or full marathon training program (you choose the distance you want). I will be sending out emails with tips and check-ins. And I’m available if you have questions If you signed up but, don’t get an email by Friday please contact me.
(Susan is making a baby and can’t run with me this year. So sign up and be my friend! Thanks.)
You can use this link to sign up for the Orange Laces team
Question: What are your Monday Mini-Goals for the Week?
Share today and we’ll check-in on Friday!