First- I haven't been much into posting on my own blog lately. It's not that I don't have things to say (because HELLO if I ever ran out of things to say, then I'm certain the world would implode), I just haven't had time to sit down and write. I've mostly been spending a lot time hanging out with my munchkins doing munchkin type things.
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January was an interesting month for me. This was the first time that I've had to completely forget about running for awhile. I'm back at it now, but the miles are few and speed is limited. In January I ended up running a grand total of 37.33 miles and gaining only 977 ft- I have a loooong way to go if I plan on hitting 50,000 vertical feet this year. I have a feeling February will be better.
I got a stationary bike!!! I scored it for free from my brother so I can't argue with that. It's so quiet when I ride. I'm looking forward to incorporating this into my training schedule.
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And speaking of training schedule- I just finished reading Run Less, Run Faster. I feel like I need to re-evaluate how I train. I need to avoid injuries, and I want to train efficiently, so it looks like this plan might be the answer. I will be running 3 days a week and cross training on the bike 2 days- with strength training several times a week as well. I do not want this marathon training to bench me for the rest of the race season! Has anyone used this? Did you like it?
My training schedule is... a mess. That's an understatement. I'm pretty much taking things day by day as I figure out what I can do and how far I can push myself with this injury. I feel encouraged after the last couple of runs and am hoping to run 6-7 miles on Saturday. If I keep my week day miles fairly low over the next few weeks, and cut out pretty much any speed work (except a moderate tempo), do you think I could add 2-3 miles a week onto my long run for the next few weeks? For example, my training schedule would like like this:
Week 1: 6 miles
Week 2: 8 miles
Week 3: 10 miles
Week 4: 13 miles
Week 5: 15 miles
Week 6: 15 miles
Week 7: 13 miles- Once I hit here I will be caught up and can continue training as planned.
Week 8: 18 miles
Week 9: 20 miles
Week 10: 15 miles
Week 11: 20 miles
Week 12: 15 miles
Week 13: 22 miles
Week 14: 13 miles
Week 15: 10 miles
Week 16: O-Town Marathon
This is the first time I've written it down. It actually seems waaay more manageable than I thought it would. 3 weeks ago I did a 10 mile run, (and before that I was consistently running 10-12 every week) so I feel like the jumps in the beginning aren't too crazy. Thoughts? Advice?
I know I get injured when I start doing heavy speed work. For that reason I am going to hold off on speed work- excluding the tempo run- until week 6. I also want to quit doing the speed work a little bit before the race, but how early is too early? Week 13? In training for Top of Utah last year I ended up injured during the speed work 2 weeks prior to the race. Thoughts? Advice?
Help me out blog world! I need you!!!!
In other news, I have been successful for an entire month with only eating 1 treat per day. Miracle.
Google Reader may be the best thing ever invented.
I'm also stoked on Pandora.
CEP Compression socks are the way to go.
I painted with noodles in preschool and it completely rocked my world.
My Wasatch Back Ragnar team had our first meeting (it's totally an excuse to get out of the house!) and I do believe, if this is even possible, that this year's team is going to be the best ever! Mostly because our team name is "Stoked on Socks". I've already picked up some super sweet pairs- get prepared to be amazed.
Lastly, I ran under an 8:00 mile for the first time in a month. LIFE. IS. GOOD.