Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Training Plan

My goal for the half was 2:15:00.  I finished in 2:16:05.  I had more in me.

Our next race is Heels and Hills on May 1st.  It is a race I have ran twice before.  It is VERY flat.  It is a small race, so course traffic is not an issue.

2:15:00 is an easy goal.  I secretly want to go for a 2:10:00.

This race has men pacers wearing skirts.  I plan to draft off of the ass of the 2:10:00 man in tights. 

I am traveling for work the rest of this week.  We did yoga this morning.  No scheduled workouts the rest of the week. I will be in Corpus Christi, Texas.  I love to run on the seawall.  I will try to fit in a run, but it is not looking good.

Worse case scenario, I rest this week we start fresh on Monday.  That gives us four weeks to prepare.

Ignore my typos.  Thursday should be Jillian's 30 Day Shred.  I apparently only have 20 days to give her.
This is the training plan Runners World created for me.  Well kind of.  It had us running on Thursday's, but we want an extra cross training day.  I like it.  Will it work?

What do you think?  Is this a good plan?  What changes would you make?


  1. Personally with that little time, I'd keep those Wednesday runs at your desired race pace so you can get a real feel for what you wanna do on May 1. I'll be behind ya. I plan to take that one easy. Good luck!!!!!!

  2. I want to run that one. Is it full yet?

  3. I agree with Lesley that you should try some runs at goal pace. I need to get better at that too. I'm not one of those girls that can just whip out a pace that's 45 seconds less than what I'm used to running at come race day.

  4. If it were me, I would probably make one of my runs longer during the week. Maybe a 5 or 6 miler at my goal pace and then I would do a tempo run or sprint run on the other day.

    I'm definitely no expert, but if you are already running a 2:15 half, I would scrap that run at the 10:51 pace and change it out for something else.